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February 2010


Published on February 27th, 2010


Did you know that..........it is very easy to "be perfect as the Father is perfect"?

To "be like someone" or to "do something"  all we need is: (a) The "how to" instructions; and (b) The will to do it.

Let us find out what the "how to" instructions for this magnificent gift....

44 ....I say to you, Love your enemies: do good to them that hate you: and pray for them that persecute and calumniate you: 45 That you may be the children of your Father who is in heaven, who maketh his sun to rise upon the good, and bad, and raineth upon the just and the unjust.

46 For if you love them that love you, what reward shall you have? do not even the publicans this? 47 And if you salute your brethren only, what do you more? do not also the heathens this? 48 Be you therefore perfect, as also your heavenly Father is perfect. [Matthew 5]

You see - the condition given by Jesus Christ to be perfect as the Father is perfect is as clear as fine crystal: Love your enemies: do good to them that hate you: and pray for them that persecute and calumniate you.

If you cannot get yourself to do so... Ask Him for the Grace! Didn't He also say:  24 Therefore I say unto you, all things, whatsoever you ask when ye pray, believe that you shall receive; and they shall come unto you. [Mark 5]

Forget about all your New Years and Lenten Resolutions and Sacrifices - What is more important to work for (and offer to God) than trying to be perfect as the Father is perfect? Absolutely nothing!

But do not take our word for it - take His: I will have mercy and not sacrifice. For I am not come to call the just, but sinners. [Matthew 9:13]

If you do not even believe this (Mark 5:24, Matthew 5:44 and Matthew 9:13), then maybe Christianity is not your Faith after all.


From CW @ US

If many of our clergy - bishops, priests, are in error, and if we are not receiving the true instruction and sacraments as they were traditionally meant to be, where does that leave the faithful?

How can we go to a not so divine mass said by a not so appropriate priest, and receive communion in the hand etc. and expect our souls to be saved?

Where do we go and what do we do?

This question has plagued me for some time now, and I cannot seem to find the answer.

Thank you for any enlightenment you can shed.

CW

A. ....and we thank you! for this opportunity.

First of all - the fundamentals of the Catholic Faith, which may be found in the New Catechism, as we have explained elsewhere, (1) are pristine and no human filth will taint it.

Secondly - even though the clergy has been, and continues to be, on the news for serious deviations (how about a young priest posing nude in the Sacristy of his parish advertising himself in the Internet "for all and with all" except sado-masochism for 50 € per 15 minutes (2)) they are indeed a great minority. The majority - and from where most of the grievous damage has come - is with the members of the Hierarchy who cover up for them and shuffle them around so that they spread their soul damaging "disease". (3) The figure can be as high as 50 % of them.

Having said that - we must admit that amongst the non-tainted-by-scandal priests we can find many sloppy-with-the-liturgy priests. However, one thing is being sloppy and another one is being spiritually criminal, like those who purposely do not consecrate at Mass (4) and/or distribute non consecrated hosts. We are not "talking rumors" here.

Therefore, just like one shops for a car or a coat, but with greater diligence, one must search for a parish, and the priest in that parish who offers a reasonable, if not outright an uplifting Mass. The same for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

If geography does not allow it and a faithful is stuck with a spiritually criminal priest it is best to "attend" a live (5) Mass on-line or on TV with the communion being of a Spiritual nature as opposed as of a physical nature.

In all cases the faithful must strive to be Perfect as the Father is Perfect (see above) and pray for all members of the clergy, Hierarchy and religious orders. If they have gone astray it is because very, very few of the Faithful seriously pray for them. Any Minister of God is the number one priority in satan's "Search and Destruct" list and it is up to the Faithful to provide the prayer armor for their protection.

We will close with a personal anecdote from miguel de Portugal. It occurred in the Sanctuary of Fatima in the early nineties. As we said, and you will see - God will not let down His children (6), no matter how much filth is floating around the Administrators of the Sacraments. God was about to test miguel to the limit and see, as the saying goes, if miguel would "put his money where his mouth was".

There was a priest in Fatima which had a well earned reputation for being highly immoral. m de P knew who he was and miguel would never willingly partake in the Sacrament of Reconciliation with him as the confessor. God knew this, therefore, He set up m de P in a situation wherein only when miguel's turn came up he would be able to see who the confessor that day was.

You have guessed right! When m de  P's turn came up, he came face to face with the only priest he would avoid in Fatima. Well, as we have said many times - either God is God or is not; there are no half measures here. Therefore, confident in God and in the preparatory prayers that miguel always offers for the confessor, the Sacrament of Reconciliation commenced. When miguel had finished listing his sins and transgressions for the past month this is what the confessor said: "You now go to the Chapel of Adoration and He will tell you what you need to hear". He gave miguel the appropriate absolution and that part of the Sacrament of Reconciliation ended.

miguel went straight to the Chapel of Adoration, and as he has said: "Jesus did not stopped talking for fifteen minutes!" It turned out to be probably the best Sacrament of Reconciliation miguel has experienced.

As you see - even satan must serve God. All we must do is place our full trust in God and try to be perfect as the Father us perfect. God will do the rest.


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(1) Our position about the Catholic Faith
(2) News of this week. Small town in Spain. Priest summarily dismissed.
(3)
For example...
(4) About the Consecration of Bread and Wine
(5) "Live" as opposed to "Recorded". In the spiritual domain there is no space. You may unite in spirit with those present in the live celebration invoking the communion of saints and proceed just as if you were there.
(6) "His children" are those who strive to do His Will, not just talk about it.


Did you know that..... in 1962 the allegedly "evil" Second Vatican Council's
Cardinal Alfredo Ottaviani, Secretary of the Sacred Congregation of the Holy Office.....  (1)
[our highlighting]

....sent a letter which became known as the Crimen sollicitationis. In this letter, addressed to "all Patriarchs, Archbishops, Bishops and other Local Ordinaries, including those of Eastern Rite", the Holy Office laid down procedures to be followed in dealing with cases of clerics (priests or bishops) of the Roman Catholic Church accused of having used the sacrament of Penance to make sexual advances to penitents; its rules were more specific than the generic ones in the Code of Canon Law.

In addition, it instructed that the same procedures be used when dealing with denunciations of homosexual, paedophile or zoophile  behaviour by clerics. It repeated the rule that any Catholic who failed for over a month to denounce a priest who had made such advances in connection with confession was automatically excommunicated and could be absolved only after actually denouncing the priest or at least promising seriously to do so.

and that ....

..... the allegedly "holy" Cardinal Ratzinger now the "let us go back to the liturgical 'good old days'" Benedict XVI.... (1)
[our highlighting]

....in April, 2001, the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (headed by Cardinal Ratzinger) issued Sacramentorum sanctitatis tutela, or Safeguarding the Sanctity of the Sacraments. This replaced the Crimen sollicitationis. All priestly sex crimes were to be placed under the Holy Office which, in most cases, would authorize the bishops to conduct trials themselves.

The M+G+R Foundation comments: Let us see how someone blames the Second Vatican Council for Ratzinger watering down the very strict, and appropriate, ruling on reporting sexual abuse within the Roman Catholic Church established by Cardinal Ottaviani, a star of the Second Vatican Council.

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(1)  Roman Catholic sex abuse cases [under Vatican Efforts]


Published on February 25th, 2010


Did you know that....

.......article 331 of Vatican State criminal code provides that the age of consent is set at 12 years old, but when there is a relationship of dependence (like teacher/student/ etc.) the age of consent is 15 years? (1)

This law applies to criminal suspects arrested in Vatican City. Whereas, if a sexual offence occurs in Vatican State but the suspect is arrested in Italy, he/she is tried under Italian criminal law, based on Italian Criminal code called “Rocco Code”, issued in 1930.

The M+G+R Foundation comments:  Now we understand - in horror - what John Paul II meant when he stated that pederasty is a crime against customs. (2)

We then presume that the next travel fashion will be Pederasty Tours? The future travelers will be provided with a list the age of consent  in the countries of the world (3) and set them up with the appropriate tour package, with Vatican City being at the top of the list.

After all.... it is all relative, isn't it?

Come Lord Jesus!
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(1) News Report
(2) It is "just" a crime against customs
(3) The list


and that....

......On September 11, 1990 at 9:09 PM, President George Herbert Walker Bush spoke (1) before a joint session of Congress, and stated that the Gulf  War presented an opportunity for a "New World Order" (2) to emerge? 

"A hundred generations have searched for this elusive path to peace, while a thousand wars raged across the span of human endeavor. Today, that new world is struggling to be born, a world quite different from the one we have known, a world where the rule of law supplants the rule of the jungle, a world in which nations recognize the shared responsibility for freedom and justice, a world where the strong respect the rights of the weak."

"This is the vision that I shared with President Gorbachev in Helsinki. He and other leaders from Europe, the gulf, and around the world understand that how we manage this crisis today could shape the future for generations to come."

The M+G+R Foundation Comments: Exactly eleven years later (less almost exactly 12 hours) the World Trade Center towers were hit. Almost twenty years (and more corpses that we care to count) later, the world is even further from that "pipe dream" - a New World Order. Why?

The reason is quite simple: For whatever is built upon a foundation of sand will collapse - a home or an empire - but whatever is built upon a rock - the Rock of Christ (3) - will last forever [Matthew 27: 24-26]

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(1) Full Address
(2) A New World Order
(3) ...and we are not referring to a Pope.



Do you wonder.... where do we find - in a very succint manner - the steps to follow for Salvation?

Right at the foot of the cross. To wit....


39 And one of those robbers who were hanged, blasphemed him, saying: If thou be Christ, save thyself and us. 40 But the other answering, rebuked him, saying: Neither dost thou fear God [An acknowledgment of Jesus being God] , seeing thou art condemned under the same condemnation [Witnessing to it by rebuking his fellow sinner] ?


41 And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward of our deeds [Acknowledgment of guilt and accepting the judgment received]; but this man [An acknowledgment of Jesus being also a man] hath done no evil. 42 And he said to Jesus: Lord, remember me when thou shalt come into thy kingdom [Pleads to Jesus for Mercy]. 43 And Jesus said to him: Amen I say to thee, this day thou shalt be with me in paradise. [Mercy overtakes Justice and the convert will attain Eternal Life]  [Luke 23]

Let us never forget that the worse sin committed by man is but a grain of sand when compared with the oceans of His Unfathomable Mercy.



Published on February 23rd, 2010

Did you know that....

....the conflict of interests associated with certain key personnel of the Center for disease Control (CDC) and the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has reached a level that the public's health may be seriously endangered? (1)

Could there be a conflict of interest going on with administrative people at the FDA, the people who decide what drugs are allowed to be put into general distribution for our supposedly safe use?

The answer is yes!

Consider that on Dec. 22, 2009, Julie Louise Gerberding, M.D., M.P.H., announced that she was leaving her job as the director of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), where she had an active role in promoting vaccine sales. She has been named the president of Merck Vaccines for a salary likely to be 10 times what she made at the CDC.

For years, under the direction of Dr. Gerberding, the CDC has maintained an unbelievable position that Merck’s vaccines are so safe that we don't need to consider any possibility of side effects. She then actively promoted and sold Merck’s vaccines. This goes far beyond her job description at the CDC. So whom was she working for, anyway? Now we know.

and that....

......Michael Taylor quit his $300,000-a-year job working for Monsanto and then two years later went to work for $75,000 a year at FDA?

On YOUTUBE in “Genetic Foods/Monsanto Revealed 3/3” you will see how lawyer Michael Taylor quit his $300,000-a-year job working for Monsanto, where he wrote the paperwork to seek FDA approval for Bovine Growth Hormone (BGH), and then two years later went to work for $75,000 a year at FDA, where he approved his own BGH paperwork as senior advisor to the commissioner of the FDA.

In cases in which this role exchange has been reversed, people go to jobs that pay many times what they earned working for the U.S. government as public servants. They've been bought and sold.
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(1)  Report



Do you wonder.... what surprises may come with school-provided free computers? (1)

Wonder no more.... and let you imagination take you to all the possible places said "surprises" may encompass.

A suburban Philadelphia school district is accused of secretly switching on laptop computer webcams inside students' homes. It says it never used webcam images to monitor or discipline students and believes one of its administrators has been "unfairly portrayed and unjustly attacked."


The Lower Merion School District, in response to a suit filed by a student, has acknowledged that webcams were remotely activated 42 times in the past 14 months, but only to find missing, lost or stolen laptops — which the district noted would include "a loaner computer that, against regulations, might be taken off campus."


"Despite some reports to the contrary, be assured that the security-tracking software has been completely disabled," Superintendent Christopher W. McGinley said in a statement on the district's Web site late Friday. Officials vowed a comprehensive review that McGinley said should result in stronger privacy policies.


Harriton High School student Blake Robbins and his parents, Michael and Holly Robbins, filed a federal civil rights lawsuit Tuesday against the district, its board of directors and McGinley. They accused the school of turning on the webcam in his computer while it was inside their Penn Valley home, which they allege violated wiretap laws and his right to privacy.
 

The M+G+R Foundation:  There is a simple device which will send signals to a determined place indicating its geographical location. Such device could be remotely activated and will accurately, but without images or sounds, indicate where the missing computer is. Of course, such simple and impersonal system will not provide the "dirt" that some are really seeking and for which, unfortunately, there is a thriving international market.
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(1) News Report



From MJR @ Canada


The email concerning the "Announcement of Venezuelan Oil Accumulations" reminds me of the August 2009 executive order signed by President Obama to loan 2 billion U.S. taxpayer dollars to underwrite a Brazilian Oil Exploration Company to drill off the coast of Brazil. [The August 18, 2009 Wall street Journal article to confirm this (1) ]

The oil that comes from this operation is for the sole purpose and use of China -- not the USA.  The Chinese government is under contract to purchase all the oil that this oil field will produce, which is hundreds of millions of barrels of oil.
 
We as taxpayers will have no gain from this transaction, but the largest individual stockholder of this Brazilian Oil Company, George Soros, would benefit the most.  He was one of President Obama's most generous financial supporters of the President's campaign (and continues to fund this presidency).  

All the building blocks are being set in place for this "U.S. progressive movement" and eventually to fall in line under the New World Order (2).  It is difficult to watch and learn these things but we must have patience and confidence in God and His Word.  Fear is not of God.

MJR

A. The last election only served to further compressed the period of severe suffering that awaits the world and not to change the course. Logically, the leadership - it is the same with a different public face. As we have said in many different ways - neither Mr. Bush had nor Mr. Obama has much to say regarding where the US is being driven to by forces that they cannot even comprehend, much less control.

Thank you for raising this particular issue.

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(1)  News Report
(2)  The fundamental "recipe" for the establishment of the NWO




Published on February 21st, 2010

Did you know that....

....by some key indicators, Americans ages 18 to 29 are considerably less religious than older Americans? (1)

Fewer young adults belong to any particular faith than older people do today. They also are less likely to be affiliated than their parents' and grandparents' generations were when they were young. Fully one-in-four members of the Millennial generation are unaffiliated with any particular faith.

and that....

....they remain fairly traditional in their religious beliefs and practices? (1)

Pew Research Center surveys show, for instance, that young adults' beliefs about life after death and the existence of heaven, hell and miracles closely resemble the beliefs of older people today.

Though young adults pray less often than their elders do today, the number of young adults who say they pray every day rivals the portion of young people who said the same in prior decades.

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(1)  Report



Do you wonder what....


....the latest astronomical mystery or Heavenly Sign - P/2010 A2 - means? (1)

It seems that for every five individuals who have seen the photograph there are seven different opinions.... In all honesty - the image looks very familiar to m de P but he is not able remember where he saw it, thus we withhold an opinion at this time.

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(1)   Report



From MOK @ Canada

Please explain and elaborate.

At the time of Christ coming, He fights nations, beginning with Egypt, which are Muslim and according to the Bible there are no other non Muslim nations that He destroys. The fight is between children of Hagar and children of Sarah and her adopted children - Christians.

How is it possible that Islam is equal to Christianity and Muslims worship the same God?

Thank you for your answer.

God bless.

MOK

A.
The background for our response and the answer to the rest of your questions may be found in our document - The Foundation of Faith. (1)

There you will see that the central message from the Qur'an - the Muslim Holy Book - is: To Jews: Believe in Jesus; To Christians: Come back to the original Gospel of Jesus from which you have strayed.

Therefore, Islam could not possibly be above Christianity in teaching, although Muslims could teach Christians and Jews a lesson or two about how to live the faith one professes.

Regarding those who God will destroy with His breath (2) - The selection will not follow faith profiles. It will be strictly based on one's relationship with the only God that there is.

Thank you for the opportunity to address this issue.
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(1) The Foundation of Faith
(2)  [2 Thes. 2:8 & Rev. 11:18]  


Published on February 19th, 2010

Let us pray....


Father, I come to You this day asking You, in Jesus Name, to take me just as I am and transform me into the creature that You desire me to be.

Please send Your Holy Spirit to guide me throughout every day. O Lord, help me to be myself, striving to be better, and to look forward, in appreciation, to You, Father, for all Your blessings around me.

I ask Your help in honesty, to You, myself and others. I ask for the Grace to admit my faults. I ask Your forgiveness and Your Mercy and accept Your great love.

I ask You to help me read Your Word, Lord Jesus, and grant me the Grace to go by Your promises and facts, not my feelings.

Please help me today, Lord, to take the opportunities that You give me to share the goodness You have given me with others.

I thank You for this day, Lord, and for the additional time that You have given me.

Please help me to use it for Your Honor and your Glory, in Jesus Name I ask. Amen!

and....


Let us thank Him...

From the depth of my heart I thank You, dear Lord, for Your infinite kindness in coming to me. How good You are to me! With You Most Holy Mother and all the angels, I praise  Your Mercy and generosity towards me, a poor sinner.

I thank You for nourishing my soul with Your Sacred Body and Precious Blood.  I will try to show my gratitude to you in the Sacrament of Your love, by obedience to Your Holy Commandments, by fidelity to my duties, by kindness to my neighbor and by an earnest endeavor to become more like You in my daily conduct.

and....


Do you wonder why...

...with all the fasting and other physical sacrifices, in addition to the millions of Masses, humanity offers to God for various reasons, misery continues to reigns supreme at the global level?

God clearly explained the reason for that to humanity through the Prophet Isaiah, and, in the Name of God we repeat it today:

5 Is this such a fast (any sacrifice) as I have chosen: for a man to afflict his soul for a day (a week, a month)? is this it, to wind his head about like a circle, and to spread sackcloth and ashes? wilt thou call this a fast, and a day acceptable to the Lord?

6 Is not this rather the fast that I have chosen? loose the bands of wickedness, undo the bundles that oppress, let them that are broken go free, and break asunder every burden. 7 Deal thy bread to the hungry, and bring the needy and the harbourless into thy house: when thou shalt see one naked, cover him, and despise not thy own flesh. [Is 58]

When we do that - and not before.....

8 Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thy health shall speedily arise, and thy justice shall go before thy face, and the glory of the Lord shall gather thee up. 9 Then shalt thou call, and the Lord shall hear: thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. [Is 58]

What part of this, humanity - and the religious institutions - can't understand?

We make such a "Christian" spectacle in Haiti while people, numbering many, many times over throughout the world were, are and will be far worse (1) than Haitians are right now and absolutely nothing is being done on their behalf.

Do you think that God will be impressed with such a "Christian" spectacle in Haiti? Hardly!
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(1) A Reality Check



Published on February 18th, 2010

Did you know that....
a 6.7 earthquake with the following characteristics has just been reported?

Region:                            CHINA-RUSSIA-NORTH KOREA BORDER
Geographic coordinates: 42.561N, 130.835E
Magnitude: 6.7 Mw
Depth: 562 km
Universal Time (UTC): 18 Feb 2010 01:13:17
Time near the Epicenter: 18 Feb 2010 10:13:17
Local standard time in your area: 18 Feb 2010 01:13:17

Location with respect to nearby cities:
111 km (69 miles) NE (43 degrees) of Chongjin, North Korea
112 km (69 miles) ESE (107 degrees) of Yanji, Jilin, China
112 km (70 miles) SW (233 degrees) of Vladivostok, Russia
581 km (361 miles) NE (45 degrees) of PYONGYANG, North Korea


ADDITIONAL EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
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event ID : US 2010swaf

This event has been reviewed by a seismologist at NEIC
For subsequent updates, maps, and technical information, see (1)
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010swaf.php


The M+G+R Foundation comments: The proverbial plot thickens....  Whether it was "From Washington with love" or not it does not really matter since it will be seen by China, Russia and North Korea as such, regardless.

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(1) http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010swaf.php


Published on February 17th, 2010


From (Mr.) GR  @ U.S.

There is a born again acquaintance of mine (whom I pray for daily and keep her at 'great arms length' away)  who over the past twenty or so months has tried to convince me of my 'errors' as a catholic. My response to her has been naively passive, believing in what we hold as truths of this catholic church, even believing I might be an instrument of letting her see the Truth.  At times she has been absolutely vitriolic in denouncing Catholicism much to my astonishment. It seems I really didn't know where she was coming from until having just read a lengthy document by John MacArthur titled "Explaining the Heresy of the Catholic Mass"
 
I guess my upbringing as a catholic (and not having been exposed to or read any protestant theology except merely historical outlines)  has rendered me ignorant of the immense void between all of us 'Christians - I naively thought we 'were all in this together' !  The article in question is to me the most challenging thing that has ever attacked my faith, most especially wherein it speaks of the fallacy of Transubstantiation.  Now I realize where the above acquaintance is coming from and feel that I've been in direct confrontation with with someone possessed by satan -  I went to Mass and Holy Communion Friday morning and feel like satan is clawing at me with all he has...
 
yours in Christ

GR

A.
Unfortunately we do not have the time to review such writing and shred it line by line, nonetheless we thank you for giving us an opportunity to address the issues that you bring up; issues which are of universal concern.

A. It is next to impossible to believe in the Resurrection of Christ without believing in the transubstantiation of bread and wine at Mass. Technically (scientifically) speaking, transubstantiation is a more acceptable phenomena than the resurrection of a corpse.

B. Only satan and those influenced by him would be interested in demolishing the Holy Mass. Incidentally, this statement is also applicable to whether the Mass is the before or after the Second Vatican Council version.

C. However, If Transubstantiation did not occur - how and why would that be offensive to God being that is accepted with a pure and devoted heart? Were that the case, why go into an all out crusade to bash the Catholic Faith? That can only be explained when satanic influence is the driving force of those "crusaders". There are some devoted Catholics who have difficulty in accepting the Real Presence but they do not attack it; they just ask God for the faith to accept it.

D. When we share with others details of our Faith we should do so as clearly as we can, answer any questions that we are able to and live it as the best example. Those who are marked to embrace it will do so sooner or later. Those who are not, never will. That why Jesus 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]

As you may readily see, the "they tear you" that Jesus spoke in this case means: "they tear your faith".

E. This is why we often repeat that we must pray for faith and nourish it because all faith which is based on the intellect and not in our core belief in God and His teachings will go by the wayside when faced with the AntiChrist - False Christ "combo".

Once again, thank you for the opportunity to address the above points now.


Did you know that....  that God always "has all the bases covered"?

Fallen man has a tendency to idolatry. You "give a human ten minutes" and he has found a stone or a shell or an animal to adore as f it were god.

God led the Israelites from the bondage of the Pharaoh with truly miraculous signs and wonders and very quickly, their priest, Aaron, was building for them a golden calf and leading them into orgiastic adoration.

That tendency seem to run in the priestly family - God caused a supernatural display never seen in the world at Fatima on October 13, 1917, and His priests eventually cashed in the miracle while blatantly disobeying God plunging the world into the darkest century of known history (1).... but we digress.... back to the fundamental idolatrous tendency of humans.

Even though hundred of millions of Catholics adore statues of saints as well as relics as, demonstrated by their behavior toward them - to the point of offending the Real Presence in the Tabernacle - this is wrong, very wrong. That is unabashed idolatry. The only material object that we can, and should!, adore is precisely the consecrated host - the Real Presence of God veiled in the form af a wheat wafer.

In doing that, humans can "get out of their system" the drive to adore something physical while at the same time they are adoring the True and Living God.

If that is not God "covering all bases" by helping us to work around our disorderly tendencies, we just do not know what it is!

May He be Thrice Glorified!

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(1) A chronolgy to disaster


Do you still wonder....  if miguel de Portugal is completely off base when he claims the the Lord's Prayer in English has a very heretical line - grievously offending God?

The part in question is:  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Perhaps the Thomases out there may then want to believe Paul instead.

12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation; for when he hath been proved, he shall receive a crown of life, which God hath promised to them that love him. 13 Let no man, when he is tempted, say that he is tempted by God. For God is not a tempter of evils, and he tempteth no man. [James 1]

By the way - that part of the prayer should read: And do not let us fall when tempted, and deliver us from the evil one. or Do not let us fall prey to temptation, and deliver us from the evil one.


But what do I - the "faceless" one - know, right?

Nonetheless, it is our duty to call to an end such heresy.


Published on February 15th, 2010

Did you know that....  (1) the joke among football fans is that Hell would freeze over before the New Orleans Saints went to the Superbowl ?

If we ponder about the recent freezing "double whammy" experienced in the US Northeast... The New Orleans Saints went to the Superbowl and Washington, D.C. froze over. Then the Saints won, and Washington, D.C. froze over again.
 
The jazz song "When the Saints Go Marching In" is the official song of the New Orleans football team.  And the lyrics  (2) of that song are Apocalyptic.

   We are trav'ling in the footsteps
    Of those who've gone before,
    And we'll all be reunited,
    On a new and sunlit shore,

    Oh, when the saints go marching in
    Oh, when the saints go marching in
    Lord, how I want to be in that number
    When the saints go marching in

    And when the sun refuse to shine
    And when the sun refuse to shine
    Lord, how I want to be in that number
    When the sun refuse to shine

    And when the moon turns red with blood
    And when the moon turns red with blood
    Lord, how I want to be in that number
    When the moon turns red with blood

    Oh, when the trumpet sounds its call
    Oh, when the trumpet sounds its call
    Lord, how I want to be in that number
    When the trumpet sounds its call

    Some say this world of trouble,
    Is the only one we need,
    But I'm waiting for that morning,
    When the new world is revealed.

    Oh When the new world is revealed
    Oh When the new world is revealed
    Lord, how I want to be in that number
    When the new world is revealed

    Oh, when the saints go marching in
    Oh, when the saints go marching in
    Lord, how I want to be in that number
    When the saints go marching in

The M+G+R Foundation Comments: As we have said many times.... God is using every possible channel to warn His children of what is to come.

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(1) Courtesy of a cooperator
(2) When the Saints Go Marching In



and that....

...the pounding upon the general public to get vaccinated against the mythical H1N1 virus has not let up at all?

We receive daily reports on the news regarding the vaccination issue and "they" are promoting it with the same vehemence as "they" used at the very beginning.


Do you still wonder....  why the persistent insistence that people get vaccinated to fight a virtually non existent disease?

Let us look at it again.

(1)  The obvious explanation is a purely commercial reason; however, that does not hold much water.  The amount of money to be gained cannot even come close to the cost of the worldwide level effort to promote the swine flu vaccination.
(2) The next explanation would be that the authorities are utilizing the vaccine as a vehicle to: (a) use a needle to implant something in each vaccinated individual; or (b) infect a significant part of the world population with some "conspiratorial" virus.

But if we consider who is being hounded to be vaccinated, we find out that the targets of this effort are primarily the citizens of the First World Nations.  Why not make an effort - equal in magnitude to the "charity show" now in display with Haiti - and provide free vaccines to the poor and the destitute of the world whom we are now pretending to care so much for?

Pondering about this issue "gives birth" to a Conspiracy Theory to end conspiracy theories about the faux pandemic we just "experienced". What if the plan really is to inoculate those whom the World Masters want to keep alive and then release a pre planned "designer virus" which will not infect those vaccinated but which will wipe out most of the "undesirable" of society?

In the First World, many of the "undesirables" who would be eliminated would be those who distrust the Establishment, and avoided taking the H1N1 shot for that reason. The same plague that would depopulate the Third World would rid the US and West Europe of many of the people of God (regardless of their stated religious affiliation) as well as level headed libertarians and environmentalists.

Outrageous? Hardly!  If Hitler did what he did with those whom he deemed undesirables, why not Part II?

Just another thought....


Published on February 13th, 2010


From (Mrs.) LL  @ U.S.


I have just read this mornings post, about the justices of the US Supreme court. (1)

my memory was jogged at the name of Father John McCloskey, I seemed to remember sending you an article about him many years ago. I don't remember exactly what it was about other than he had been soliciting many 'important' Catholics as well as non Catholics to join Opus Dei, and that much of what he had said in the article directly contradicted everything that Jesus had taught.
 
I was so alarmed by the article that I not only sent it to you, but also wrote to Bud McFarlane of the Mary Foundation, who up until that point I had been corresponding with. The response I received from Mr. McFarlane's assistant was that Mr. McFarlane was away on 'vacation' and that both he and his wife were 'Opus Dei' and good friends with Fr. McCloskey so they wouldn't be interested in my comments and/or letter. After receiving the assistants email I never corresponded to Mary Foundation or Mr. McFarlane again. 
 
I checked my saved e-mails to find the article I had sent you, but my computer only goes back a couple of years, and this was way back in July or august of 2002. So then I looked through the many printed articles/documents/letters that I had saved from your web site.
 
I was unable to find the article but did find a handwritten note from you, from Aug. 2002 thanking me for the article and letting me know that you were preparing a document on it.  I am not sure if this would be relevant to what you wrote about today, but because the name McCloskey 'jumped' out at me, and then more so because I had found the note you had handwritten so many years ago ( I have only 3 handwritten notes from you over the last 10 years) I thought it might be a prompting of the Holy Spirit to remind you of the article in case you have somehow saved it and/or the document you were preparing but never published many years ago and it is needed today.

Please use this or not, however God May Will you to.

(Mrs.) LL
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(1) The Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court.......and Their Faith


A.
Thank you for sharing with us (again) this information since it is quite timely.

In a very fast search - we only found two documents (1) (2) where we mentioned his name, however, that Search Engine is not infallible. Nonetheless, based on past experience, this current document may just be the one we announced back in 2002.

Borrowing from the Lucia's logic as to why the Third Part of the Secret of Fatima should not be released before 1960: What we have published now about McCloskey and his Rasputinic (3) influence in US Politics will be more believable now than if we had published it nearly eight years ago.

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(1) Reference
(2) Reference
(3) Who was Rasputin - "The Mad Monk"?

And....

Did you know that.... the president of the Puerto Rican Senate, Thomas Rivera Schatz, received today the medal Gratia Plena from the Sovereign Prince Great Master of the Order of Our Lady Santa Maria of Buenos Aires, Don Rubén Alberto de Gavalda, who made clear to the press that he is a descendant of Mary, mother of Christ? (1)
[Our highlighting]

One of the members of the order in Puerto Rico, the dentist Rodolfo Gautier made clear that Rivera Schatz was chosen to receive the medal for diverse reasons: "for his social labor, the activity that he has done in favor of the poor people of Puerto Rico and at the same time because he possesses an important political cargo and as figure of State".

The prince Gran Maestre spoke with the media and made clear that it possesses the benediction of the Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI.
 
De Gavalda made it clear that he is a descendant of San Jude Thadeus, and that he possesses blood "merovigio" and "davídico", which implies being a descendant from the Virgin Mary and from the king David."


The M+G+R Foundation Comments: As long that there is enough people out there that will consume such variety of fables, they will continue to be dished out. Just another product of a failed Evangelization.

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(1)  Translated by a close cooperator  from a News Report  published in Spanish


Published on February 11th, 2010

From (Mr.) IW (1) @ U.S.

I had a dream early Tuesday (the 9th) morning.
 
The time was the near future: late winter or early spring, while the trees are without leaves, but (I think) after snow melt.
 
- I had been watching a movie or a TV program about the time before an earthquake, a time of preparation and premonitory hints of what was to come.
- Then I was a few hundred feet off the ground, so I could see what was happening next. The waters of the river flowing through a great city (NY? Philadelphia? Pittsburgh?) began to shake and quiver, and I knew a great earthquake was starting, and it was hitting an area where such events are not expected or planned for.
- Then I saw the aftermath, from a few feet above ground. The port was inundated, and people were trying to rescue people and recover the bodies of those whose cars and trucks were partly underwater.  Then I knew that the quake had been worldwide, and 1.25-1.5 billion people, a quarter of the population, had died.  Everyone was in mourning.
 
It has been a while since I had such a dream. I do not remember reading or seeing anything in particular the last few days about earthquakes, comet strikes, or a pole shift.

(Mr.) IW
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(1) Mr. I(nitials) W(ithheld) is a well known supporter of this work. He is neither prone to flights of fancy nor hysteria.


A.
 
(This is not a prophecy; it is strictly a scientific estimate.)

Technically that is exactly what would happen when people start "playing" with Tesla's findings.

The concept of artificially inducing earthquakes, commonly regarded as Science Fiction - is not! God help the U.S. if, as it is suspected by many, the non-elected, covert government of the US is engaging in that kind of warfare - for  Mr. IW's dream may just come true.

To refresh everyone's memory about Tesla's work.....

In answer to the question of whether Nikola Tesla did any research into artificially induced earthquakes, the answer would be a qualified “yes”.

Nikola Tesla, as you are aware, was a prolific inventor. U.S. Patent No. 514,169, Tesla's Reciprocating Engine (1), formed the basis of what he would later call telegeodynamics (2). With it, one could find underground ore or oil deposits via the vibrations generated by his machine which he referred to as a “controlled earthquake”. (3) There are several stories of an experiment that Tesla did around 1888 wherein he secured a version of his device to a metal beam in his building, the device supposedly was small enough to be hidden in a coat, and resulted in the building as well as the surrounding area to be shaken as if it were experiencing an earthquake. Apparently, the situation became alarming enough that the police were called in and they arrived just in time to witness Tesla smashing his machine to pieces with a sledge hammer. (4)

How much progress did he make in this field? Not much, it seems. While he was confident that he could put his theories in this area to use, aside from telegeodynamics he also envisioned a world-wide telephony network wherein one would be able to transmit sound as well as video through the earth (5), he never quite got around to it, his energies and finances having been exhausted in other projects. Monied interests as well as the incredulity of most people and his own pacifist nature, seemed to be the most effective barriers to his inventive aspirations. It is worth noting however, that Tesla himself stated that he believed he could split the Earth in two were he so inclined. And that it would only take him a few weeks to vibrate the Earth's crust to such an extent that it would rise and fall hundreds of feet and effectively end civilization as we know it. (6)

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(1) Reference
(2) Reference
(3) Reference
(4) Reference
(5) Nikola Tesla Sees a Wireless Vision The New York Times, October 3, 1915
(6) Nikola Tesla, Dreamer by Allan L. Benson


And....

Did you know that.... President Barack Obama hosted a pair of Bushes on the morning of January 30th in the Oval Office: former President George H.W. Bush and his son, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush? (1)

The White House described it as a social call.... Jeb Bush's presence was unexpected -- the White House hadn't said anything about him being invited.

The Bushes were at the White House for just over a half-hour, emerging in a driving snow that over the next few hours will blanket the capital..

Two weeks ago, Jeb's brother, former President George W. Bush, was at the White House talking about Haiti relief with Obama and ex-President Bill Clinton.
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(1) TRAIL BLAZERS Blog | The Dallas Morning News



Published on February 9th, 2010

From (Ms.) RM @ Puerto Rico

I have finish the reading the four parts of the "The Imminent Great Chastisement Revealed in the Third Secret of Fatima" [El inminente Gran Castigo Revelado en el Tercer Secreto de Fátima] in the webpage of  fatima.org.
 
Some statements, with which I am not in agreement, emerge (and if I am wrong I will be glad to be alerted). For example, in the 2nd Part of the said document, written by Fr.  Paul Kramer, B.Ph., S.T.B., M.Div., S.T.L , (1) it is said that:
[Highlighting mine]
 
"Here is one of many examples of heresy being taught in the guise of Catholic doctrine at the highest level in the Church: It has always been taught in the basic Catholic catechism of Christian Doctrine that the Old Testament ended with the inauguration of the New Testament which superseded it. This is the universal and perpetual doctrine of the Faith of the Catholic Church. It is taught in a multitude of catechisms, manuals of Christian doctrine and theological treatises approved by ecclesiastical and pontifical authority and certified to be free of doctrinal error. It is also the explicit Apostolic teaching in Sacred Scripture.

and....

" The new doctrine of the Conciliar Church directly opposes this dogma of the Catholic Faith. On November 17, 1980, Pope John Paul II declared in a speech to the Jewish community of Mainz, Germany, that the "Old Covenant" was "never revoked by God." This is heresy. It is still a heresy despite being the "official" doctrine of the Vatican (of the Vatican but not of the Roman Catholic Church) as set forth in its 1985 Notes on the Correct Way to Present the Jews and Judaism in Preaching and Catechesis of the Roman Catholic Church. The document states in paragraph three that Judaism is a "present reality" and not a superseded "historical reality".
 
I do not question the historic veracity of the statements, but the doctrinal principle, taking in consideration Jesus' words to the effect that He did not come to repeal the law, but to perfect it.
 
In the 4th part of the document (2), it is established a chronology, different from the events described on your January 29, 2010 document (3)

 " It is my belief, based on the conclusions I have reached after studying Catholic prophecy since 1970, that the Great Apostasy, foretold in Scripture and in the Third Secret of Fatima, will be formalized under the antipope foretold by St. Francis of Assisi, during the pontificate of the immediate successor of Pope John Paul II, who will have to flee from Rome and will not be in a position to bring about the consecration. It will be the next Pope after, according to my humble opinion (and according to the prophecy of the Roman stigmatist Antonio Ruffini), the second Pope after John Paul II who will finally consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary together with all the bishops of the world. Russia will be converted. Her Immaculate Heart will triumph. A vast multitude of Russian Traditionalists will enter the Catholic Church. Russia will be converted and the Church will revert back to Her traditions. There will be peace. But this will take place after the chastisement."
 
Many blessings for you.


RM

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(1)  http://www.fatimacrusader.com/cr74/cr74pg48.asp
(2)  A New Look at Fatima
(3)  http://www.fatimacrusader.com/cr77/cr77pg04.asp


A. Thank you for the opportunity to address these very important issues: (a) the  allegation of heresy; (b) the turning the Second Vatican Council into an all purpose escape goat; and (c) the upcoming events sequence.

(a) The allegation of heresy

Jesus indeed say: Do not think that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets. I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. [Matthew 5:17] The confusion occurs as to the definition of "law" and "prophets", but the confusion is quickly dispelled by Him, to wit:
[Our highlights]

Well did Isaias prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written: This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. 7 And in vain do they worship me, teaching doctrines and precepts of men. 8 For leaving the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men, the washing of pots and of cups: and many other things you do like to these. 9 And he said to them: Well do you make void the commandment of God, that you may keep your own tradition. [Mark 7]


The religious leaders and teachers of the Old Covenant had taken Divine Law and diluted/perverted it with doctrines and precepts of men. Jesus came to  expose, invalidate and then correct such deviations from Divine Law, but not the Law itself.

His manifestation was also the fulfillment of the Prophets. First through His first coming, announced by the prophets of old (1) and through His Ministry, which can be very effectively exemplified/summarized if He had asked the Administrators of the Temple: "Exactly what part of what I have been relaying to you through My prophets for centuries don't you understand?"

Therefore - the only part of the Old Testament that was invalidated was that which contained the deviations of the Law caused by the doctrines and precepts of men.

History will repeat itself in the Second Coming since the Administrators of the New Covenant (the Church He founded) did exactly the same thing the Administrators of the Old Covenant: They have taken Divine Law - made crystal clear by God in the Person of Jesus - and diluted/perverted it with doctrines and precepts of men. This time the Administrators outdid their earlier homologues: They invented Infallibility (2) giving certain doctrines and precepts of men equal standing with Divine Law.

(b) turning the Second Vatican Council into an all purpose escape goat

We have covered that issue extensively in two documents (3) but we will add something specifically applicable to "rigid Fatimaphiles" who blame the Second Vatican Council for all.

If the pre-Second Vatican Council Popes - Benedict XV and Pius XI - had obeyed God, Nazism and Communism would not have flourished with its putrid fruit, and, those "evil" Popes - John XXIII and Paul VI - would have never existed.

In plain English and "flashing lights" for the deaf and blind to hear and see: Whomever wants to blame the Second Vatican Council and those two "heretic" Popes for all the evils of the world must remember that the fault lies squarely on the shoulders of the pre-Second Vatican Council Roman Catholic Church leaders. If they had obeyed God - as it was (and is !!) their duty - none of that would have happened. Case closed!

(c) the upcoming events sequence

They are entitled to their opinion - which is exactly what that is: just an opinion.

In closing.... We must always remember that for the unconverted Jews there is only the Old Covenant which, in their perspective, has not been revoked. Were it revoked - how could they get from "there" (Judaism) to "here" (Christianity)?

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(1) The remaining Old Testament Prophecies must be fulfilled
(2) In some cases it is a necessary management tool but cannot be equated with Divine Law.
(3) About Second Vatican Council -  Part I and Part II


Published on February 7th, 2010

Do you ever wonder if..... the first two parts of the Secret of Fatima (1) were as bad as: (a) confirming the reality of hell; (b) announcing an even worse war (than WW I) would come about, i.e. WW II (2) ; (c) the mayhem communism was going to cause in the world; (d) the annihilation of nations; etc., why keep under wraps the alleged Third Part of the Secret if in reality it was as relatively innocuous as what was revealed to the public (3) on May 13, 2000?

No need to wonder - On that basis alone it is proven that the alleged revelation is an outright lie, as we have shown from different perspectives (4).

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(1)
A new look at the decades ago revealed secrets of Fatima.
(2)
The significant dates of World Wars I and II and their relation to the Liturgical Calendar
(3)
The alleged Third Part of the Secret
(4)
The lie


Did you know that....
. the reason we "keep harping" on this issue is because there is nothing else to do but to pray (1) and very few people are taking that seriously enough?
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(1) What can we do?  Part I and Part II

and that....

...even though 23.9 % of US adults claim to be Catholic (1)  in the US Supreme Court 55.6 % of the Justices are conservative Catholics with 22.2 % being so Opus Dei friendly that they can be considered members (2)?

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(1) All alleged versions of Catholicism: Conservative, middle of the road and liberal -  Source
(2) The faith profile of the US Supreme Court Justices



Published on February 4th, 2010

From (Mr.) G. @ USA

In reference to you posting of January 31st... (1) you are in my daily prayers M de P; I am a 66 year old truck driver retired due to health reasons and hardly worthy of the beauty you have dispensed from your site.

At the verge of despair and while suffering from anxiety and depression,  as well as chronic fatigue,  your message has enlightened me to act in accordance with the Will of Our Savior as I have never been able to in my entire life.

I am partaking of the sacraments and striving to observe the first Friday and Saturday devotions.  Thank you for the literal 'taking by the hand' direction for praying The Rosary.

Your exposure of deviance among administrators has opened my eyes to what has always seemed to me a paradox or inconsistency regarding the end (as perceived by the created powers that be) justifying the means.

I've always wondered what would Jesus do in such and such a situation and what he might do if He were amongst us now.  The crusades were a very early stumbling block to my understanding of the church's teaching of Jesus.  I have been confused all my life by the apparent discrepancies between church teachings and 'pontifications' leading to a worse situation in the world than in any time in history.

I am at the point of losing my house to foreclosure yet am now seeking the Will of The Lord.  I recall having read some of your writings around the year 2000 and because of my self centered ways turned away from your admonitions out of fear.  It was like when I had stopped drinking - I was afraid I'd be missing out of enjoying life...

Just about a year ago I re found your site and began devouring its contents with cautious passion,  but as yet have found no contradiction...

I now look forward to the Holy Scriptures, daily prayer, and reconciliation to my fellow man and God.

At this time I am able to support you only in prayers. May Our Triune God continue to bless you -
 
yours in Christ,

G

A.
And, in your case, what better support than prayers?

Since prayers move mountains they will move those who are in a position to offer financial help and/or some of their free time to do so.

As you can see with this posting, your prayers are beginning to work.

I brought what you communicated to us, which symbolizes the situation of others who have not written for whatever reason, to Our Lord for His feedback on what to do.

The solution - as with all that is revealed by God - is quite simple. We will resume publishing the one catch-all page - For Your Information and Reference - but only in one of our Domains although it can also be reached from our other Domains. We will do the same with the Divine Encouragement page. By making those changes the time consumed will be equivalent to the regular e-mailing to a segment of our list; something that we were planning on doing as part of the plan to reduce the time consumed on our Internet work.

As for the other issue which was mentioned as part of the motive for the changes - The updating of our Mailing List, based on the response we had to the withdrawal of the posts, will take care of it.

May God continue to Bless you and draw you ever closer to His Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of our loving Heavenly Mother.

m de P


Do you ever wonder if.....


(a) The three Wise Men went from meeting with Herod to Bethlehem to adore the Holy Child, Herod ordered all the children under two years old killed and Joseph was warned by an angel to flee to Egypt before they caught up with them?

How come.....

(b) Forty days after the Holy Child's birth, He was presented at the Temple in accordance to Mosaic Law (so we know those are actually 40 days after His birth) and then left for Nazareth where "he grew, and waxed strong, full of wisdom"?

Egypt first? Nazareth later? Or was it Nazareth first and then Egypt?

Amazingly enough, both parts of the Gospel are right. Allow us to share with you this Gift from Above.

Let us read the actual Scriptures:

For (a).....

1 When Jesus therefore was born in Bethlehem of Juda, in the days of king Herod, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem. 2 Saying, Where is he that is born king of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the east, and are come to adore him. 3 And king Herod hearing this, was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. 4 And assembling together all the chief priests and the scribes of the people, he inquired of them where Christ should be born. 5 But they said to him: In Bethlehem of Juda. For so it is written by the prophet:

6 And thou Bethlehem the land of Juda art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come forth the captain that shall rule my people Israel. 7 Then Herod, privately calling the wise men, learned diligently of them the time of the star which appeared to them; 8 And sending them into Bethlehem, said: Go and diligently inquire after the child, and when you have found him, bring me word again, that I also may come to adore him. 9 Who having heard the king, went their way; and behold the star which they had seen in the east, went before them, until it came and stood over where the child was. 10 And seeing the star they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

11 And entering into the house, they found the child with Mary his mother, and falling down they adored him; and opening their treasures, they offered him gifts; gold, frankincense, and myrrh. 12 And having received an answer in sleep that they should not return to Herod, they went back another way into their country. 13 And after they were departed, behold an angel of the Lord appeared in sleep to Joseph, saying: Arise, and take the child and his mother, and fly into Egypt: and be there until I shall tell thee. For it will come to pass that Herod will seek the child to destroy him. 14 Who arose, and took the child and his mother by night, and retired into Egypt: and he was there until the death of Herod: 15 That it might be fulfilled which the Lord spoke by the prophet, saying: Out of Egypt have I called my son.

16 Then Herod perceiving that he was deluded by the wise men, was exceeding angry; and sending killed all the men children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the borders thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men.
 [Matthew 2]

For (b)....

21 And after eight days were accomplished, that the child should be circumcised, his name was called JESUS, which was called by the angel, before he was conceived in the womb. 22 And after the days of her purification, according to the law of Moses, were accomplished, they carried him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord: 23 As it is written in the law of the Lord: Every male opening the womb shall be called holy to the Lord: 24 And to offer a sacrifice, according as it is written in the law of the Lord, a pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons: 25 And behold there was a man in Jerusalem named Simeon, and this man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel; and the Holy Ghost was in him.

26 And he had received an answer from the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Christ of the Lord. 27 And he came by the Spirit into the temple. And when his parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him according to the custom of the law, 28 He also took him into his arms, and blessed God, and said: 29 Now thou dost dismiss thy servant, O Lord, according to thy word in peace; 30 Because my eyes have seen thy salvation,

31 Which thou hast prepared before the face of all peoples: 32 A light to the revelation of the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel. 33 And his father and mother were wondering at those things which were spoken concerning him. 34 And Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary his mother: Behold this child is set for the fall, and for the resurrection of many in Israel, and for a sign which shall be contradicted; 35 And thy own soul a sword shall pierce, that, out of many hearts, thoughts may be revealed.

34 "For the fall"... Christ came for the salvation of all men; but here Simeon prophesies what would come to pass, that many through their own wilful blindness and obstinacy would not believe in Christ, nor receive his doctrine, which therefore would be ruin to them: but to others a resurrection, by their believing in him, and obeying his commandments.

36 And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser; she was far advanced in years, and had lived with her husband seven years from her virginity. 37 And she was a widow until fourscore and four years; who departed not from the temple, by fastings and prayers serving night and day. 38 Now she, at the same hour, coming in, confessed to the Lord; and spoke of him to all that looked for the redemption of Israel. 39 And after they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their city Nazareth. 40 And the child grew, and waxed strong, full of wisdom; and the grace of God was in him.  [Luke 2]

The answer to the apparent contradiction (which we have not seen addressed in any Bible's footnote) follows....

There are three keys, which with the Light of the Holy Spirit, explains it.

(a-1) 10 And seeing the star they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. 11 And entering into the house, they found the child with Mary his mother, and falling down they adored him; and opening their treasures, they offered him gifts; gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

(a-2) Herod perceiving that he was deluded by the wise men, was exceeding angry; and sending killed all the men children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the borders thereof, from two years old and under

(b-1) 39 And after they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their city Nazareth.

If the Wise Men had to ask directions from Herod something must have happened to their guiding star - otherwise they could have gone straight to the Child. Herod tells them that the King of Israel had to be born in Bethlehem. The Wise Men go to Bethlehem but Mary, Joseph and Child had already left for Nazareth after the Presentation at the Temple. The Star reappears -  obvious reason for them to rejoice with exceeding great joy and guides them to Nazareth where they enter "the house". It is a house,  not a stable nor a cave. The house is in Nazareth and not in Bethlehem. In Bethlehem they were in a stable.

In the meantime, the clock is ticking - up to as much as two years -  and Herod is getting impatient until he finally realizes that the Wise Men were really wise and knew exactly what he had in mind and went back home bypassing Herod's Court. It is then that Herod orders to kill "...all the men children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the borders thereof."

"Borders thereof" refers to "vicinity". Although, in today's terminology, Nazareth would not be considered part of "the vicinity" of Bethlehem (1) it certainly was under the jurisdiction of Herod who was King of Judea (2). Therefore, the slaughter of the innocent, could have gone far beyond "the vicinity" of Bethlehem.


CONCLUSION

Therefore, the Holy Family fled to Egypt from Nazareth and not Bethlehem and.... once again.... the Holy Scriptures prove to be coherent (once God gives the "Keys", of course.)

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(1)  Jerusalem is only 65 miles from Nazareth; 6 miles from Bethlehem; and Bethlehem is 80 miles from Nazareth
(2) Herod the Great




Published on February 3rd, 2010

Did you know that....
. Iran has backed down in a nuclear row with the West over sending its enriched uranium abroad? (1)

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad appeared for the first time last night to give way over a UN-brokered proposal that would see him send the country's enriched uranium overseas to be turned into nuclear fuel.

The move, if carried through, would hobble Tehran's ability to build a nuclear bomb.

Concession: Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad appeared on TV last night to say he had 'no problem' sending enriched uranium abroad.

The M+G+R Foundation Comments:

Masterful game. One - Takes away the West's justification for the upcoming attack on Iran; Two - Buys time while the West continues to have executive lunches and dinners during the "Summit of the day" on how to deal with Iran.

(1)  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1248065/Iran-launches-new-rocket-space.html#


and that......
... the Roman Catholic Church creates unit to teach Catholics how to talk to media?
Jack Valero, who is director of communications at the Catholic organisation Opus Dei, said recruits would also have to do some "fire-fighting" should the ...
Jesus Christ Comments:

And when they shall bring you into the synagogues, and to magistrates and powers, be not solicitous how or what you shall answer, or what you shall say; 12 For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what you must say.
  [Luke 12]

(1) 
Roman Catholic Church creates unit to teach Catholics how to talk to media

and that....

....Bankers fight controls

 As Davos ends, bankers fight to fend off controls on matters ranging from bonuses to proprietary trading and derivatives.

The M+G+R Foundation Comments:

Guess who will win? (Unless, of course, Heaven upsets their proverbial applecart before they get to it.)


Published on February 2nd, 2010

Did you know that... Defense officials may lift military ban on disclosure of sexual orientation? (1)

It's time to repeal the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy and allow gay troops to serve openly for the first time in history, the nation's top defense officials declared Tuesday, with the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff proclaiming that service members should not be forced to "lie about who they are."

The M+G+R Foundation Comments:Will homosexual men stay at base bunking facilities set up for women?  Will homosexual women bunk at barracks for servicemen? We are not being sarcastic - This is a very real socio-psychological issue with some very serious consequences.

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(1) Defense officials may lift military ban on disclosure of sexual orientation?



FYI & R Posts for January 2010


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