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Posted on August 15th, 2011 [Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary]

On yesterday's post we stated.... "....but if anyone STILL doubts us, wait for the next scheduled post." This is the "Next Post".

On June 12th we issued a document titled: The Terrible Symbolism of The Constellation DRACO. (1)

Summarizing the point of the document (1):

The Earth's Axis of Rotation is changing smoothly in a movement we know as the Cycle of Precession (26,000 years long approx.), making the North Pole to draw a circle whose center lies.... in the middle of Draco constellation. ... If  we draw both in a plane, we may see both as concentric circles...  Inside both circles, the central area is Draco.

The symbolism may be summarized as follows: While we - Mankind - are spinning and spinning in the belief that we have our own axis (centered in man and not in God), we do not realize that our axis is turning around the constellation of Draco - the dragon. This is man's choice, since it was man who named that particular constellation Draco (dragon).

First satan moved man to name after him the constellation which occupies a unique central position in relation to the movement of the Earth. Now, he has moved man to also name after himself what is being called the "miracle drug of all times".

DRACO: New Drug Could Cure Almost Any Viral Infection (2)

Thanks to a new drug developed by researchers at MIT's Lincoln Laboratory, there might be a faster cure for the common cold - as well as potentially any viral infection.

The drug, called DRACO (for double-stranded RNA activated caspase oligomerizers), has already been tested on 15 viruses, MIT news reported. All of which, including the common cold, polio, H1N1, and a stomach virus, have been successfully killed by the treatment.

“In theory, it should work against all viruses,” Todd Rider, a senior staff scientists at the Lincoln Laboratory, said.

According to the study, researchers are currently testing DRACO against more viruses in mice, and hope move on to testing in larger animals and humans in the future.

May those that have Eyes, See and Ears, Hear!

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(1) The Terrible Symbolism of The Constellation DRACO
(2) News Report



On the Vigil Mass of the Assumption we read.... ...a woman in the crowd called out, "Blessed is the mother who gave you birth and nursed you." He replied, "Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it." [Luke 11:27-28]

This is an often read Gospel for those who frequently participate in the Holy Sacrament of the Mass, yet, it is not fully understood.

In spite of the tremendous importance (1) that the Virgin Mary has, Jesus clearly teaches that is far more important to "...
hear the word of God and obey it." than to have been His Mother.

Isn't it amazing how quickly the faithful gloss over the fundamentals of Christianity, as the verses above (and others (2) ) teach us – and instead fall into textbook idolatry, which has been condemned practically from the first page of the Holy Scriptures?

Then, we clamor to God when the "light at the end of the tunnel of our difficulties" turns out to be an oncoming freight train, destined to "finish us up".

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(1) The Importance of Mary
(2) For whosoever shall do the will of my Father, that is in heaven, he is my brother, and sister, and mother. [Matt. 12:50]


From (Mrs.) IW @ US   

As always, this Divine Encouragement (1) spoke directly to my needs. Thank you!

Sometimes the weight of the cross and chaos of the world make it hard to hear His voice, when He is all I seek, and desire... knowing He is within me, but yet, in human weakness wishing for his imminent return to put an end to all the wickedness in the world... and here are his words, speaking loud and clear.

As an aside, I visited the page 'Sequence...' (2) and found the final note with today's date (August 13th). It struck me as something very important. So, is this it?
I feel great changes coming, so quickly, that I am trying to give my children joyful moments and quality time, taking in the beauty of nature and every moment which offers a chance to love, forgive, build up, prepare... knowing everything will soon change.

Thank you for this confirmation. May Jesus Christ be praised, and bless your work.

IW

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Your kind words of encouragement Glorify God Whom, as you know, we strive to serve.

If there were only two behavioral patterns that should rule our days now, they would be: (a) Make a concerted effort to remain focused on God; and (b) Live every day as it were the last one before the full force of the chastisement is upon us.

We see that you are doing that. We encourage everyone to do the same.
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(1) Divine Encouragement in question


I am here. Do not need feeling too much. To ask for feeling too much is to ask for a sign, and then the answer is the same as that I gave when on earth. "There shall be no sign given but the sign of the prophet Jonas... For as Jonas was three days and three nights..... so shall the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth."

Veiled from sight to the unbeliever. To the believer the veiling is only temporary, to be followed by a glorious resurrection...

What does it matter what you feel? What matters is what I Am, Was, and ever shall Be to you - A Risen Lord...

The feeling that I am with you may depend upon any passing mood of yours - upon a change of circumstances, upon a mere trifle.

I am uninfluenced by circumstances... My Promise given is kept.

I am here, one with you in tender loving friendship.

(2) Sequence of Events....


Have you heard that China has.... scolded (mocked?) Great Britain for their internet policies (1) and used the Irish Prime Minister rebuke of the Vatican as an example of why their policy towards the Vatican political meddlers is what it is (2)?

The West soon will learn the meaning of the world's (not Gods!) Golden Rule:  "He who owns the gold, makes the rules." as China applies it to their interaction with the rest of the world.

Incidentally, we generally agree with them in these two issues.
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(1) Source
(2) Source



Posted on August 14th, 2011

Did you know that.... bigger Solar flares may cause year-long blackouts and a nuclear crisis? (1)

With solar activity expected to peak around 2013, the Sun is entering a particularly active period and big flares like the recent one will likely be common during the next few years.

Federal Government studies have shown that extreme solar activity could cause complete blackouts for years in vast tracts of the country. More alarmingly, there could be disruption of power supply for years, or even decades, as geomagnetic currents attracted by the storm could debilitate the transformers.

The worst of the fears is about the continued disruption of power grids in vast areas of the United States.

According to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, nuclear plants in the country affected by a blackout have procedures to keep the reactor and spent-fuel pool cool only for a limited time of 72 hours.


The M+G+R Foundation comments: Most interesting is the fact that International Business Times pulled the article - cache copy included - in less than 24 hours.

The quotes were from the article (1) which was captured by Energy International before it vanished from the International Business Times.

Although the experts speak of an activity peak by 2013 that does not mean that such a catastrophic failure could not happen tomorrow.

Because of that, we wish to remind you now of the "abilities" of individual countries and the international community to help the citizenry. To refresh your memory: New Orleans' Katrina, Haiti's and Japan's earthquakes, ongoing massacres in Libya and Syria by their own governments, the current (and unresolved) financial mega-crisis, severe famine and drought in Africa, etc., etc. and ETC.!

Our point: We must work on placing our trust in God because there is NO OTHER HOPE or SOLUTION. Period! By the time most find this out through God's Megaphone (2), it will be too late.

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(1) Energy International Source
(2) God's Megaphone


....but if anyone doubts us.....

.....who considers him/herself to be immune from being fooled by something like this?

Waking up to a  new city on the horizon

Was it.... an inverted rainbow.... or was it a new satellite that got too close for comfort? [Warning: Presenter uses some profanity. We suggest to viewing this video with the speakers turned off.]

and last but not least.....

A hologram that you can touch and reacts to your touch

Is there anything else needed to stage a UFO invasion? Or to stage the Second coming of Christ?

We have all that is needed for the final deceptions to occur: the technology, lack of faith in the real God (not faith in an institution or a man), world leaders who inherited Pres. Bush's knack of not being able to "punch their way out of a paper bag", even with the instructions on How To, and a world population ready to ask "Where?" when told to "Squat!"

May God have Mercy on His Elect! (1)

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(1) Who are God's Elect?


....but if anyone STILL doubts us.....

....wait for the next scheduled post.


If you are wondering about.... the magnitude of the upcoming visit of Ratzinger to Madrid, here are some facts published in TIEMPO Magazine, Spain.

1,500,000 expected participants
450,000 signed up for the vigil
30,000 volunteers
750 bishops
14,000 priests
4,500 accredited journalists
62 million Euros (ca. 88 million US dollars) cost

The objective of the gathering is to re-launch Catholicism in Spain. The selection of the city for this event was made by the claimant of the Chair of Peter.


The M+G+R Foundation comments:
It is up to God to comment upon this, and He will do so When and How He deems it appropriate.




Posted on August 12th, 2011

Have you heard that.... the Statue of Liberty will be closed starting on the day after the 125th Anniversary of its dedication - which happens to be October 28th? (1)
[our highlights]

After the 9/11 attacks, the federal government closed the Statue of Liberty National Monument, the symbol of a nation’s dreams and one of the city’s best-known and most-visited tourist attractions. Allowing people inside would be unsafe, the National Park Service said, because rescuers might not be able to get them out in an emergency.

Three years later, the base, the pedestal and the observation deck were reopened after $6.7 million in improvements to fire and security systems. Five years after that, in 2009, the crown — and the 146 narrow steps to it — reopened on the Fourth of July.

Now the statue is closing again.

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says it needs a $27.25 million renovation for additional safety improvements that he promised in 2009. Officials said the work, which is expected to take a year, could not begin sooner because they did not finish the planning and arrange the financing until a few months ago.

And, they added on Wednesday, they did not want the statue to be closed on the 125th anniversary of its dedication on Oct. 28. So they will shut it down the next day.


The M+G+R Foundation comments:
The symbolism is quite significant, to say the least.

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(1) News Report


It seems that... the allegedly highly incoherent manifesto prepared by a man who appears to have a very methodical and disciplined mind, a mind that would not generate such written "mumbo jumbo", had more to it than just the ramblings of a lunatic.

As reported in the mainstream media some people have identified strange URLs in the verbose manifesto of the 22-july-maniac from Norway.

Rolf Frøysa, DataGuard AS, was interviewed by Norwegian TV2 about it and since then several people are working on breaking the code of the strange URLs in the document. A web page, a chat channel and a mailing list have been set up. (1)


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(1) Details


Did you know that....
Christians are more supportive of torture than self-identified “unaffiliated” Americans? (1)

What is downright surprising is that those who regularly worship support torture more than those who rarely attend religious services.

Soon, the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee is expected to release its report from an 18-month probe into the CIA’s use of torture — abuses including long-term isolation and sensory deprivation, extremes of heat and cold, water-boarding, sleep deprivation, forced stress positions and worse. Elsewhere, the Department of Justice is investigating the torture deaths of some detainees, so the issue is again being debated.

Polls say more Americans support some torture than oppose it. The breakdown ranges from 49 percent of the total U.S. population supporting and 47 percent opposing, according to the Pew Research Center, to 60 percent supporting and 39 percent opposing, according to Roper.

Meanwhile, 62 percent of evangelical Protestants think torture is OK; 51 percent of Catholics; 46 percent “mainline” Protestants; and just 40 percent unaffiliated.

Defying a reasonable assumption that mercy would correlate with church activity, polls find that people who worship at least weekly are more likely to support torture than others. Frequent churchgoers back torture 54 percent to 44 percent; people who worship monthly or less 51 percent to 46 percent; and people who seldom or never attend religious services 42 percent to 53 percent, all according to a survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press.


The M+G+R Foundation comments:
  More fruits from the failed Evangelization effort or.... from the Evangelization effort that never got off the ground. Let us not forget what we published on August 10th (2):

"The Knights of the First Crusade had the problems of conscience typical to a man of the Middle Ages. They were brutal fighters, capable of great cruelty and in the heat of the battle they abandoned themselves to their passion, yet, had a profound Christian sense for they were pious believers."

This  is not the isolated view point of some fanatical writer, since miguel has heard that same "logic", in person, from many Spaniards.

It is also interesting to note that in the European Union, there is no capital punishment and the European Union Fathers refused to include the term "Christian Heritage" in their Constitution. Meanwhile, we in the US have the word "God" plastered practically everywhere, and pretend to be more Christian than Jesus Christ – while capital punishment "reigns supreme," especially in Texas, a state "piously" led by Gov. Perry of "The Response" fame, and who now wants to lead the whole country.
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(1) News Report
(2) FYI&R Posts for First Half of August 2011



The Medjugorje issue seems to.... be now getting the attention of one of the most respected Vatican writers - Vittorio Messori (1) - but not the attention pro Medjugorje groups desire. (2)

Messori is concerned that no matter what the Vatican commission decides (pro, con, or wait and see) many good Catholics will be very disappointed.

"Whatever will be the decision of the Holy See, the damage will be severe. If the International Commission of Inquiry, presided over by Cardinal Camillo Ruini, will end up ruling on the non-authenticity of the apparitions, if it made a statement of deceit, misunderstanding, perhaps of cheating, for pastoral care it would be a disaster", Vittorio Messori explains his position in Tracce.
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"But if the ruling turns out otherwise, it would still be a serious problem. Canon Law states that the local ordinary, that the Bishop is responsible for the investigation of the truth or non-truth of these cases. And it is known that in the case of Medjugorje, the two bishops (Pavao Zanic and his successor, Ratko Peric, ed) have expressed themselves strongly and without hesitation against the authenticity of the apparitions. Zanic even called it "the greatest scam in the history of the Church", Vittorio Messori continues.

The M+G+R Foundation comments: We have said all that we need to say about Medjugorje. We are publishing this information as a matter of interest to some of our visitors.

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(1) In 1997, Messori wrote a pro-OD book, "Opus Dei: Leadership and Vision in Today's Catholic Church," and he according to the Amazon page for this book collaborated with John Paul II in producing "Crossing the Threshold of Hope". He is a long-time associate of Ratzinger, at least as far back as the 1987 "Ratzinger Report."
(2) Source


From (Mr.) LP @ US

Usually, I have understood the "errors of Russia" that would be spread throughout the world to be Communism.
 
I wonder if Our Lady of Fatima was also warning against:
 
(a) the teachings of the New Age, as propagated by Blavatsky and her followers. (Blavatsky was born in Russia in 1831, and lived there till 1848 or so, when she left the country permanently).
 
and
 
(b) the teachings of Ayn Rand and her form of atheistic, capitalist ideology. Rand was born in Russia in 1905, and left Russia in 1925-1926. One of her key followers was Alan Greenspan, whose reckless financial policy laid the basis for the current world crisis.

LP

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Part of Step No. 1 of the Sequence of Events (1) reads:

b. Godlessness [this is a more comprehensive term than Communism] will engulf the world and the Church will be ruthlessly and brutally persecuted with the objective of destroying it.

Therefore the errors are all three.

We thank you for the opportunity to clarify this issue.

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(1) Sequence of Events Leading to the End of These Times (not of the World!)



Posted on August 11th, 2011

In case that you have missed the three last posts on our Update Board.....


** This prayer of Exorcism....

....in its Spanish and Portuguese versions are the most downloaded documents from our Domains.


** The Comet Elenin Hype

A Psy-Op? (1)

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(1) Psychological warfare (PSYWAR), or the basic aspects of modern psychological operations (PSYOP), have been known by many other names or terms, including Psy Ops, Political Warfare, “Hearts and Minds,” and Propaganda. Various techniques are used, by any set of groups, and aimed to influence a target audience's value systems, belief systems, emotions, motives, reasoning, or behavior.



** Wreckovation (1) - To What End?

A guest Document from Mr. WO

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(1) Wreckovation is a term coined by some Catholics to describe the controversial style of renovations which historic Catholic cathedrals, churches, and oratories have undergone since the Second Vatican Council (Vatican II).



Posted on August 10th, 2011

Have you heard that.... the Seal Team 6 that recently died in Afghanistan as the result of an attack, allegedly by the Taliban, is the same one that participated in the alleged elimination of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan?

Naturally, the Conspiracy Theorists (1) are busy at work connecting the dots. But, why bother and waste the effort? Statistically, a simple coincidence is practically an impossibility. If "they" eliminated Kennedy and all others who have been eliminated during the last fifty years to fulfill their Dream Plan, what else could it have been?

And if one had an I-MAX feature length production of any of those events of the last fifty years, including a secret planning session recorded with a hidden camera, and played it on Prime Time TV - nothing would change. The Zombie-like creatures who now populate this world are too busy concentrating on  placing one foot before the other as they try to walk, to be able to do anything about it.
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(1) Seal Team 6 Copter Shoot Down


Perhaps the Portuguese and Spanish speaking readers.... of our pages are the ones who are doing the most to stem the tide of evil in the world.

If you add the number downloads of the Portuguese and Spanish versions of the Prayer of Exorcism (1) that we have on line, not even the Domain Home Page can match such traffic volume.
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(1) Prayer of Exorcism - English version


The "I Just Can't Believe The Unmitigated Gall" Award for the month of August.... goes to an article in a Spanish magazine (1) titled "Kings of Jerusalem".

The first few sentence of this scholarly (?) article, translated into English, reads as follows:

"The Knights of the First Crusade had the problems of conscience typical to a man of the Middle Ages. They were brutal fighters, capable of great cruelty and in the heat of the battle they abandoned themselves to their passion, yet, had a profound Christian sense for they were pious believers."

The first runner up for the
"I Just Can't Believe The Unmitigated Gall" award goes to Rev. J. S., priest of a Catholic parish in Menlo Park, California.

Referring to the July 17th Gospel [the parable of the wheat and the weeds] he wrote in the Sunday Bulletin:
 [our underscoring]

"The parable of wheat and weed speaks about the presence of good and bad people in the kingdom of God and in the Church. The Pharisees believed that bad people should be weeded out. But Christ did not agree with this as the parable shows. The Church is made of people who are good and bad. And it must not play God by trying to purify itself through inquisitions and condemnations. The Church and each one of us must work for repentance and practice leniency because God is the only judge!"

As we understand it, the statements "...
it must not play God by trying to purify itself through inquisitions and condemnations. The Church and each one of us must work for repentance and practice leniency because God is the only judge!" seem to support what the Church Administration has persistently done regarding the centuries-old ongoing sexual abuse of minors: look the other way, allow the evil doers to continue their soul-destruction program, and let God worry about it at the end since, after all, He is the only Judge.

God is indeed the Only Judge, but we must act decisively, on His behalf, to protect the souls of the innocent at risk. Yes, with much Mercy but also with the firmness of hardened steel.

Do we have to explain to any of our readers why we are giving the article in TIEMPO Magazine the "I Just Can't Believe The Unmitigated Gall (2)" award for the month of August, and why we are awarding Rev. J. S.'s Sunday Bulletin text the "honorable" mention?

We hope we do not have to.
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(1) TIEMPO, No. 1,517  - 29 July - 25 August, 2011, pp 96-97
(2) Unmitigated gall: generally unacceptable brazen behavior.



Have you heard that..... Greece plans a blogging-crackdown after protests? (1)

Greece will tighten its internet and media laws to stem violence against politicians backing a deeply unpopular austerity plan, the justice minister said.
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A new law will be drafted making it easier to identify anonymous bloggers, Justice Minister Miltiadis Papaioannou announced in a statement posted on the ministry's website late on Tuesday.

"There will be no more hooded people on the internet," he said, adding: "In the hands of a few, the internet has become a mud-slinging tool to threaten the lives of fellow citizens."

In a bid to quell radical voices in print and TV outlets, Papaioannou also invited media to jointly discuss a set of voluntary rules and to possibly increase the powers of Greece's media regulator.

In future, it will also become easier to use evidence from street cameras against offenders, he said.
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The M+G+R Foundation comments: To that we would add an immediate temporary shutdown in the UK of all social network systems like Facebook, Twitter, et al. We would also deactivate all SMS services until the rapidly spreading burning and looting that is taking place is brought to a halt. (2)

According to the authorities, they are unable to stem the tide of violence due to the fact that the vandals plan their next move using such methods. It seems that the UK authorities are also focusing too hard on placing one foot before the other in order to walk....
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(1) News Report
(2) Role of Social Media in Fueling Wanton Anarchy



Posted on August 9th, 2011

From (Mrs.) CMcN @ US

Last week I woke one morning with the scripture "Perfect love casts out fear" [1 John 4:18] uppermost in my thoughts.

Recent Divine Encouragements have been addressing that same passage.

Am I correct in assuming that if depression is a 'state of fear' as presented, that all depression or even discouragement has its source in the evil one?

If so, how can one communicate this giant hoodwink to the sufferer?

How best does one pray for sufferers?

I would appreciate some elaboration on this topic as fear is endemic in our times.  Our young folk and our elderly are particularly susceptible I feel.

Thank you for your faithful witness and sharing of Divine truth that lights up our darkness.

God bless you all,

CMcN

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The importance/seriousness of the issues covered in your letter demands that it be brought to the top of the "must be answered" list.

The facts that you recently woke up with the scripture
"Perfect love casts out fear" while He was addressing that particular issue repeatedly through our pages, should give everyone reason to pause. Why? Because He is reminding us that the world is plunging into a situation where today's threat will be nothing compared with the threat that we will face tomorrow. He knows that the only way to navigate through such dangerous waters is with increased faith and that we should work on that facet of our spiritual journey in earnest. But first, let us understand "fear".

Healthy "fear" is what keeps us safe from harm. We must avoid physical threats but not to the level of paranoia. For example, when crossing a street we must make sure that there is no oncoming traffic. That is healthy. To avoid going out our front door for fear of being struck by a car is paranoia.

Fear about an undetermined/unknown future threat should move us to do whatever is reasonably within our power to protect ourselves from it - and the rest is up to God. A key word here is "reasonably". We should wear a belt or suspenders when wearing a pair of slacks that do not have an elastic waist band. That is a reasonable behavior. Using a belt and suspenders when a pair of slacks has an elastic waist band is not reasonable; that would indicate a serious feeling of insecurity.

Insecurity may have a spiritual, psychological or physical reason and it is here that the situation gets very complicated. For example, miguel once assisted a young lady who was diagnosed to have a severe bipolar disorder for which she was under lithium treatment. Through the Grace of God, miguel realized that her problem was neither psychological nor spiritual; it was purely physiological. She was suffering from hypoglycemia. Within two weeks of balancing her sugar intake she was off lithium and "cured" from the gravely misdiagnosed bipolar disorder.

In an almost reverse case, a young man in a small Portuguese town achieved a complete, but natural and healthy conversion; something to which miguel can testify. His family and neighbors - all "church goers" - concluded that he had become mentally ill. They placed him in a mental institution where he was kept under heavy sedation for "his condition".  When miguel found out about this, upon returning from the US, he intervened and the young man was released. The only thing wrong with him at this time was the sequel left in his organism by months of psychotropic drugs (1) forced upon him at the mental institution. Once miguel left the area, and because the young man decided to walk to Fatima, as thousands upon thousands of Portuguese do every year, his mother placed him back into the institution. satan took advantage of the physical and psychological damage inflicted on that poor young man as the result of having become a true believer and not just a "church goer" and.... one day, during an extended visit at home.... when his mother opened her window in the morning what she saw was her son dangling from a tree - he had committed suicide.

A traumatic experience can cause psychological fear. Generally, this is a specific fear and not generalized. For example, if a child is severely harmed by a dog, the child may grow up with fear of all dogs - but, most likely, of nothing else. The child, now an adult, may visit a Zoo and be very close to many wild animals and have a most enjoyable time. Then, as said individual exits the Zoo a stray dog barks menacingly at him/her. At that moment he/she may just go into panic as the old "mental tapes" of his/her experience as a child start playing back in his/her mind. This is, of course, assuming that said individual had not gone to therapy to overcome the terrible childhood experience.

Now, to the question: Does all depression or even discouragement have its source in the evil one? The answer is "No", but satan will certainly take advantage to the situation to make it as bad as it can possibly get. Remember what He said: The powers of evil watch you as a besieging force would watch a guarded city - the object being always to find some weak spot, attack that, and so gain an entrance. So evil lurks around you, and seeks to surprise you in some fear.

Therefore, it is safe to treat it as a spiritual malady, while at the same time one must explore if there are physical or psychological reasons at the root of the depression or fear which satan is taking advantage of.

Your other question is: How best does one pray for sufferers? Pray that God grants them more faith up to the level that He may have ordained for that particular individual from all Eternity.

Second to prayer, the best remedy to help those who are suffering is through understanding and example. Healthy fearlessness is contagious and witnessing how a person with strong faith functions, opens up the soul of the individual so that God may be able to work His pleasure in it, and draw it closer to Him - with the resulting effect of an increased faith.

We pray to God that we have been able to answer your concerns fully by condensing the theology, psychology and physiology of fear down to a page and a half. We beg your and God's forgiveness if we have failed.

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(1) Psychotropic drugs, sometimes also called psychoactive, affect the central nervous system, and can cause a variety of changes in behavior or perception. Many think psychotropic drugs are only of the illegal variety, like the psychedelic drugs frequently used in the late 1960s, such as acid, LSD, angel dust, and marijuana. However, even something as relatively benign as caffeine is considered one of many psychotropic drugs.

Psychotropic drugs have different uses and are broken into four major groups: hallucinogens, antipsychotics, depressants and stimulants. Types often cross into other categories as they produce more than one type of effect. Marijuana, for example is considered a depressant, stimulant and hallucinogen.



Did you know that.... on the day that legislation raising the US debt ceiling was signed into law by President Obama, US debt surged $239 billion, the biggest one day rise ever recorded?

Quite suddenly, 60% of the new clearance in the debt ceiling has already been used up. (1)


The M+G+R foundation comments: As the popular saying goes: "Easy come, easy go." .... and "going" we are!

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(1)  Source



Posted on August 8th, 2011

A Post Script "From China With Love": "International supervision over the issue of U.S. dollars should be introduced and a new, stable and secured global reserve currency may also be an option to avert a catastrophe caused by any single country.(1)

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(1) Chinese News Source


In case China needed more incentive.... to hammer the US, we read that a Standard & Poor's
managing director says there is a 1 in 3 chance that the U.S. credit rating could be downgraded another notch if conditions erode over the next six to 24 months.

The credit rating agency's managing director, John Chambers, tells ABC's "This Week" that if the fiscal position of the U.S. deteriorates further, or if political gridlock tightens even more, a further downgrade is possible. (1)

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(1) News Report



We wish to remind all that....
according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [NOAA], solar storms could debilitate Earth this decade. (1)
[our highlights]

NOAA predicted four extreme solar emissions which could threaten the planet this decade. Similarly, Nasa warned that a peak in the sun's magnetic energy cycle and the number of sun spots or flares around 2013 could enable extremely high radiation levels.
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Government studies revealed that extreme solar flare emissions could cause blackouts, possibly for years, in large portions of the U.S. ..... Electric power would be out for years or even decades.
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Nuclear plants would also be negatively affected as supplying power systems with enough fuel despite main power grids being offline for years would be a grave problem.  Furthermore, spent fuel rods losing connection to the power grid could cause pools to boil over, fueling fires and releasing deadly radiation.

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(1) From "International Business Times" | August 6, 2011


later on we read....


Three large explosions from the Sun over the past few days have prompted US government scientists to caution users of satellite, telecommunications and electric equipment to prepare for possible disruptions over the next few days. (1)

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(1) 
News Report



Regarding the much debated..... Gov. Perry's moment of Glory, also known as: The Response.....

Of course, if those supplicants had walked out of the prayer session and "sinned no more" [John 8:11], even if their prior sins had been as scarlet or red as crimson...

....they shall be made as white as snow: and if they be red as crimson, they shall be white as wool. [Isaiah 1:18]

then...


The following would been the natural result:

...children of Sion, rejoice, and be joyful in the Lord your God: because he hath given you a teacher of justice, and he will make the early and the latter rain to come down to you as in the beginning. And the floors shall be filled with wheat, and the presses shall overflow with wine and oil. And I will restore to you the ears which the locust, and the bruchus, and the mildew, and the palmerworm have eaten; my great host which I sent upon you.

And you shall eat in plenty, and shall be filled: and you shall praise the name of the Lord your God, who hath done wonders with you, and my people shall not be confounded for ever. [Joel 2: 23-26]

But of course, that was not the case any more than it was after the brief contrition during the post 9-11 days (1).
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(1) God Bless America



Posted on August 7th, 2011

The owners of the US.... have spoken:  "China scolds US over S&P credit downgrade."
[our highlighting]

China has scolded the US over its "addiction to debt" after rating agency Standard & Poor's downgraded the US' top-notch AAA rating to AA+.
State news agency Xinhua said unless the US cut its "gigantic military expenditure and bloated welfare costs," another downgrade would be inevitable.

But other countries, such as Australia, France and Japan, said they retained their faith in US bonds. The downgrade ended a week of growing uncertainty for the world economy. (1a)

and

The days when the debt-ridden Uncle Sam could leisurely squander unlimited overseas borrowing appeared to be numbered as its triple A-credit rating was slashed by Standard & Poor's (S&P) for the first time on Friday.

China, the largest creditor of the world's sole superpower, has every right now to demand the United States to address its structural debt problems and ensure the safety of China's dollar assets.

The U.S. government has to come to terms with the painful fact that the good old days when it could just borrow its way out of messes of its own making are finally gone.
(1b)


miguel de Portugal comments:
Do you remember the line "I owe my soul to the company store" from the 1946 - 1955 song "Sixteen Tons"?

The line is so explicit that even if you have never heard the song, no explanation should be needed as to what it means. Nonetheless, we will use facts to illustrate what it means in this case:

As of January 2011, foreigners owned $4.45 trillion of U.S. debt, or approximately 32% of the total debt of $14.1 trillion. The largest holders were the central banks of China, Japan, the United Kingdom and Brazil.

As of May 2011 the largest single holder of U.S. government debt was China, with 26 percent of all foreign-held U.S. Treasury securities. China's holdings of government debt is up significantly since 2000 when China held just 6 percent of all foreign-held U.S. Treasury securities. (2)

Whether we like it or not the People Republic of China owns so much of our debt that they can call the shots one way.... or another....

Which brings us to Step No. 1 of the Sequence of Events (3):

As a result of the errors spread by (Soviet) Russia, a nuclear attack is initiated against the United States of America and other nations of the Western World. China will play a major role. This will lead to a worldwide and brutal conflagration of devastating magnitude.

That France, Australia and Japan have confidence in US Bonds means nothing - considering that post-earthquake Japan needs a miracle to get on its feet (assuming that they finally get a stable government and not the revolving door government that they have had as of late), and France needs a miracle to avoid being sunk together with the rest of European Union, as the Eurozone collapses economically (while all expect France and Germany to bail the rest out).

Since God is, as the saying goes, "plum out of  miracles" for those who have "made a career" of ignoring Him, the only way ahead is down since no miracles will be forthcoming.

May God have Mercy on His Elect!
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(1a) News Report
(1b) News Report
(2)  Source
(3)  The Sequence of Events



Posted on August 6th, 2011 [Transfiguration of Our Lord, First Saturday of the Month and Anniversary of the Devastation in Hiroshima, Japan]

Our eyes could not believe.... the letter that we have just received from Elizabeth Ennis from The Response! National Mobilization Team.

As you may recall, on July 18th we wrote the following letter to them:

Peace!

Today we have published in one of our forums the following commentary/response to Gov. Perry's call to prayer:

We have been informed that.... Texas Governor Rick Perry, in an historic move that has not taken place in our lifetime, is calling for a National Solemn Assembly called The Response: A Call to Prayer for a Nation in Crisis, on Saturday, August 6, 2011, in Reliant Stadium (indoors) in Houston, Texas. (1)
[our highlights]

In a letter dated May 18, 2011 inviting the 49 other Governors to join him, Governor Perry cited the book of Joel as the answer for the challenges facing America. Scripture is clear. When the Lord moves a governmental official to sound a trumpet to pray, the response is to come and cry out to the Lord together.

On August 6th, there will be no political agenda, no merchandise sold, no ministries promoted, no literature distributed and no offering taken. Registration is free. This event will not promote any denomination or organization. It will simply be those who love God and love America responding to Gov. Perry's invitation to get on our knees together to ask for His mercy, guidance, wisdom and provision.”


The M+G+R Foundation comments: James Richard "Rick" Perry (born March 4, 1950) is the 47th and current Governor of Texas, having held the office since December 2000. He is a member of the Republican Party.

Perry supports the death penalty. On June 2, 2009, Texas carried out the 200th execution since Perry assumed the office of governor. (2) The executions have continued unabated since then; the most recent was on July 7, 2011.

Gov. Perry says that "Scripture is clear" and indeed it is....

God gave Moses the Tablets with the Commandments written by His Own Finger and one of those Commandments is "Thou shalt not kill." [Exodus 20:13 and Deut. 5:17]

This is a prohibition that God clearly had established even before the Commandments were given to Moses, i.e., when He condemned Cain.

And Cain said to the Lord: My iniquity is greater than that I may deserve pardon.  Behold thou dost cast me out this day from the face of the earth, and I shall be hidden from thy face, and I shall be a vagabond and a fugitive on the earth: every one, therefore, that findeth me, shall kill me. And the Lord said to him: No, it shall not be so: but whosoever shall kill Cain, shall be punished sevenfold. And the Lord set a mark upon Cain, that whosoever found him should not kill him. [Gen. 4:13-15]

Mr. Perry's prayers will be ignored by Heaven for the reasons clearly given by the same Book of Scripture he is invoking....

[11] To what purpose do you offer me the multitude of your victims, saith the Lord? I am full, I desire not holocausts of rams, and fat of fatlings, and blood of calves, and lambs, and buck goats. [12] When you came to appear before me, who required these things at your hands, that you should walk in my courts? [13] Offer sacrifice no more in vain: incense is an abomination to me. The new moons, and the sabbaths, and other festivals I will not abide, your assemblies are wicked. [14] My soul hateth your new moons, and your solemnities: they are become troublesome to me, I am weary of bearing them. [15] And when you stretch forth your hands, I will turn away my eyes from you: and when you multiply prayer, I will not hear: for your hands are full of blood.

[16] Wash yourselves, be clean, take away the evil of your devices from my eyes: cease to do perversely, [17] Learn to do well: seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge for the fatherless, defend the widow. [18] And then come, and accuse me, saith the Lord: if your sins be as scarlet, they shall be made as white as snow: and if they be red as crimson, they shall be white as wool. [19] If you be willing, and will hearken to me, you shall eat the good things of the land. [20] But if you will not, and will provoke me to wrath: the sword shall devour you because the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.  [Isaiah 1]

Theology underscored centuries later by God Himself in the Person of Jesus:

Go then and learn what this meaneth, I will have mercy and not sacrifice. For I am not come to call the just, but sinners. [Matt. 9:13]

Not all prayer is good or acceptable by God. Some of it may be a grievous offense to God because of the duplicity of its source: an offense which will aggravate the situation further.

Most will not learn that God does not play word games until they cross the veil and find themselves in the proverbial wrong side of the tracks.

It is interesting that Gov. Perry, a non-Catholic, has chosen for the prayer date one of the most important Liturgical dates for Catholicism - August 6th.

On this date,  Catholics celebrate the Transfiguration of Our Lord [Matt. 17:1-3], although it also coincides with the Anniversary of the Nuclear Devastation in Hiroshima, Japan

The world continues to be warned.
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(1) Letter
(2) Source

We pray that Gov. Perry reconsiders his position before God.

miguel de Portugal


Following is the response received from Elizabeth Ennis - The Response! National Mobilization Team:
[our highlights]

Miguel,

Thank you so much for your encouraging email and prayers concerning The Response! This is definitely a collaboration of thousands of hearts, prayers and individuals like you from all over the nation.

This gathering is so much greater than any one denomination or group.  Our heart is that every aspect of the Body of Christ is represented and that credit will not point to any single group or organization but to Christ alone.

The heart, tone and events surrounding the Book of Joel are solemn, sobering and sacred.  The aim of The Response is to mobilize the nation with these same attributes in mind. When we communicate about The Response, we want to reflect this heart.  In a very sensitive time in our nation, there are those who question the heart of The Response.  We appreciate your expressed support and prayers for this gathering.  

Please continue to pray that the church responds to this Joel 2 moment,

Elizabeth Ennis

National Mobilization Team


The M+G+R Foundation comments: A complete disconnect.

God will hear their prayers just as they heard us. Any other comment from our part would cause us to be uncharitable.



It is indeed amazing that...
when we publish on this forum material like what we did on August 3rd and 4th (the "woes to" and the "blessed are"), the access to this forum consistently drops by about 30 %; sometimes even more.

Considering that we do not have "mind readers" in our audience (that is, the page is not being avoided because the subject matter is considered undesirable by ca. 30 % of our regular readers), what we are seeing is that the page is not being referred to others by our regular readers at the normal clip.

We will let the Holy Spirit of God reveal to those who have Eyes to See and Ears to Hear among our regular readership
what this means; however, know that it is not a pretty picture, we assure you. What a shame.


In case that you have not heard yet....
The House Judiciary Committee passed a bill through to the House that would mandate American Internet providers retain their users' information for 12 months, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). H.R. 1821 would require ISPs to keep "personal information that could be used to identify what Web sites you visit and what content you post online."

This bill was opposed by politicians from both parties, as well as by 30 privacy groups. That didn't stop the Judiciary committee from voting for it, 19 to 10. See ReadWriteWeb's coverage of the bill in terms of its possible violation of the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. (1)

The M+G+R Foundation comments: The concern here is, of course, the misuse of the information. Such monitoring would have been useful in the case of the Norwegian mass murderer, but, you and I know that it will be used for the wrong purposes in order to "frame" whoever needs to be "framed".

It is like the "free" Skype internet phone service. Your conversations, which are surely stored somewhere in cyberspace, can be recomposed, word by word, to say something that you would not have even thought of saying! Then, it is up to you to prove that it was not you making those (recomposed) statements!

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(1)
News Report



Posted on August 5th, 2011 [ First Friday of the Month and Feast of Our Lady of Snows - Dedication of St. Mary Major Basilica - Rome]


Did you know that....
Muslim and Jewish Americans share common values on key questions? (1)

According to a Gallup poll released Tuesday, the Muslim Americans barely exceeded Jewish belief in religious pluralism and in the fairness of elections, and also in support of a two-state solution to the Israeli- Palestinian conflict: 81 percent for Muslims, 78 percent for Jews.

Jews and Muslims also were the only religious groups surveyed in which a majority backed President Obama.

Jews were the least likely group, besides Muslims, to question the loyalty of Muslims, with 70 percent of Jewish Americans denying that Muslim Americans sympathize with the al-Qaeda terrorist group and 80 percent agreeing that Muslims are loyal to the United States. They disagreed, however, on whether Muslims spoke out enough against terrorism, with 28 percent of Muslims and 65 percent of Jews saying that Muslims were not vocal enough. The 65 percent put Jews in the middle of the religious groups surveyed.

Interestingly, Jewish respondents were slightly more likely than Muslims to believe that Muslims face prejudice in American society.

The M+G+R Foundation comments: So much for the perceptions - about American Muslims and/or Jews – that extreme right groups try to convince the population of, using their ever-accommodating corporate Media outlets.

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(1) News Report


From (Mrs.) IW @ US

I loved the "parable" of August 4th posting! (1)

Even this "simple mom" can understand exactly what you are saying here!
 
Thank you very, very much. 

IW

A. This makes us very, very happy.  Thank you for your feedback.

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(1)
FYI&R Posts for First Half of August 2011



The Comedy of Errors Award.... of this week is bestowed upon the following sequence of news reports:


While taking note that....


The Pentagon Sounds Alarm on Threat of Budget Cuts

By ELISABETH BUMILLER
Top Pentagon officials said the prospect of $1 trillion in cuts to the military budget would imperil security.


We learn that.....

Security Firm Sees Global Cyberspying

By DAVID BARBOZA and KEVIN DREW

Targets of attacks identified by McAfee included a wide range of governments and American corporations.


Which is probably nothing compared with other yet to be identified global security and privacy violations such as....

Germany Investigating Facebook Tagging Feature

By KEVIN J. O'BRIEN

A German privacy regulator asked Facebook to disable a feature that applies facial recognition tools to user photos.


The M+G+R Foundation comments: "Imperil security?" top Pentagon officials say? What security??

The world will never know what it hit it. But wait!.... it can actually get worse .....

Even Marked Up, Luxury Goods Fly Off Shelves

By STEPHANIE CLIFFORD

While retailers selling to average Americans are holding near fire sales, a recovery at the top is helping high-end retailers to sell out of their most expensive items.

Paraphrasing the famous line (1) attributed to Marie Antoinette, those wealthy shoppers would probably say: "Let the poor shop at Wal-Mart!"

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(1) "Let them eat cake!" - The traditional translation of the French phrase "Qu'ils mangent de la brioche", supposedly spoken by "a great princess" upon learning that the peasants had no bread. Since brioche was enriched, as opposed to normal bread, the quote supposedly would reflect the princess's obliviousness to the condition of the people. While they are commonly attributed to Queen Marie Antoinette, there is no record of these words ever having been uttered by her.

 
But the real good news are that.... The Response day of prayer to be held in Houston, Texas, on August 6th seems to be fizzling out.

From the news reports so far (1)(2) we would not be surprised if Gov. Perry cannot even make it due to a convenient migraine headache, or because a fleet of UFO's landed in Texas, or because the hordes of Attila the Gay are attacking Texas or any other excuse coherent with most of that group's leadership.

Why do we say "good news" in reference to the failure of a prayer gathering? Because God has been offended far too much for man to continue doing so with more hypocritical piety. If you doubt us - take a look at what God says through the first chapter of Isaiah and you will see that He has already turned a deaf ear to whatever may come out of Houston on August 6th.

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(1)  Perry may not speak at "The Response"
(2)  Will "The Response" fill the seats on August 6?



Posted on August 4th, 2011

One often hears... people complaining that "...all God say is don't do this, or don't do that, or woes to you for this or that. Is there anything that we can do?"

Allow us to explain the incredible freedom those "don't" and "woes to" affords humanity. We will use a parable that all will understand well.

There was a financial advisor - Jay - who had a flawless inside track in the stock exchanges of the entire world. Those who trusted Jay's advice would do exactly as he recommended.

Jay issued to his clients a list of stocks and bonds which he knew that, in spite of all the hoopla, would only yield net losses in the end. He told his clients:

Invest in all other stocks and bonds of the world market and I will assure you that you will always have positive results - never a failure - but avoid those on the list I am giving you. The positive results will yield profits from a few hundred dollars to a few million, but never a loss.

The
only ones that you need to avoid at any cost are those stocks and bonds which are on this list and which have the following prefixes before their names: "don't" and "woes to".

Would you consider those investors as having the greatest freedom among all world investors, or would you consider them limited investors because of the limitations Jay suggested (not imposed) to them?

Absolute freedom is the result of knowing with complete certainty what to avoid when making a choice because then.... the infinite options the world presents to you are there for your safe picking.

Continuing with the parable.

Now, some of Jay investors asked him how could they could make a few million dollars instead of a few hundred dollars profit. Jay's response was swift:

Make sure that the stocks and bonds that you invest in have the "Blessed are the..." prefix before their name.

In case you wish to make millions, following is the list of those "stocks" and "bonds" with the right prefix:

1 Matthew 5:3
Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

2 Matthew 5:4 
Blessed are the meek: for they shall possess the land.

3 Matthew 5:5 
Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

4 Matthew 5:6  
Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill.

5 Matthew 5:7   
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

6 Matthew 5:8  
Blessed are the clean of heart: for they shall see God.

7 Matthew 5:9 
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called children of God.

8 Matthew 5:10 
Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

9 Matthew 5:11
Blessed are ye when they shall revile you, and persecute you, and speak all that is evil against you, untruly, for my sake:

10 Matthew 13:16  
But blessed are your eyes, because they see, and your ears, because they hear.

11 Luke 6:20 
Blessed are ye poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.

12 Luke 6:21   
Blessed are ye that hunger now: for you shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for you shall laugh.

13 Luke 10:23 
Blessed are the eyes that see the things which you see.

14 Luke 11:28 
Yea rather, blessed are they who hear the word of God, and keep it.

15 Luke 12:37 
Blessed are those servants, whom the Lord when he cometh, shall find watching.


There you have it: total freedom to succeed without the risk of failing.  It just cannot get any better! It really can't!



Posted on August 3rd, 2011

From Our Lord Jesus Christ

Twenty seven timely reminders He wants us to highlight so that there are no surprises....

1 Matthew 11:21  
Woe to thee, Corozain, woe to thee, Bethsaida: for if in Tyre and Sidon had been wrought the miracles that have been wrought in you, they had long ago done penance in sackcloth and ashes.

2 Matthew 18:7  
Woe to the world because of scandals. For it must needs be that scandals come: but nevertheless woe to that man by whom the scandal cometh.

3 Matthew 23:13  
But woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; because you shut the kingdom of heaven against men, for you yourselves do not enter in; and those that are going in, you suffer not to enter.

4 Matthew 23:14  
Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites: because you devour the houses of widows, praying long prayers. For this you shall receive the greater judgment.

5 Matthew 23:15  
Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; because you go round about the sea and the land to make one proselyte; and when he is made, you make him the child of hell twofold more than yourselves.

6 Matthew 23:16  
Woe to you blind guides, that say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but he that shall swear by the gold of the temple, is a debtor.

7 Matthew 23:23  
Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; because you tithe mint, and anise, and cummin, and have left the weightier things of the law; judgment, and mercy, and faith. These things you ought to have done, and not to leave those undone.

8 Matthew 23:25  
Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; because you make clean the outside of the cup and of the dish, but within you are full of rapine and uncleanness.

9 Matthew 23:27  
Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; because you are like to whited sepulchres, which outwardly appear to men beautiful, but within are full of dead men's bones, and of all filthiness.

10 Matthew 23:29  
Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; that build the sepulchres of the prophets, and adorn the monuments of the just,

11 Matthew 24:19  
And woe to them that are with child, and that give suck in those days.

12 Matthew 26:24  
The Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him: but woe to that man by whom the Son of man shall be betrayed: it were better for him, if that man had not been born.

13 Mark 13:17  
And woe to them that are with child, and that give suck in those days.

14 Mark 14:21  
And the Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him: but woe to that man by whom the Son of man shall be betrayed. It were better for him, if that man had not been born.

15 Luke 6:24  
But woe to you that are rich: for you have your consolation.

16 Luke 6:25  
Woe to you that are filled: for you shall hunger. Woe to you that now laugh: for you shall mourn and weep.

17 Luke 6:26  
Woe to you when men shall bless you: for according to these things did their fathers to the false prophets.

18 Luke 10:13  
Woe to thee, Corozain, woe to thee, Bethsaida. For if in Tyre and Sidon had been wrought the mighty works that have been wrought in you, they would have done penance long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.

19 Luke 11:42  
But woe to you, Pharisees, because you tithe mint and rue and every herb; and pass over judgment, and the charity of God. Now these things you ought to have done, and not to leave the other undone.

20 Luke 11:43  
Woe to you, Pharisees, because you love the uppermost seats in the synagogues, and salutations in the marketplace.

21  Luke 11:44  
Woe to you, because you are as sepulchres that appear not, and men that walk over are not aware.

22  Luke 11:46  
But he said: Woe to you lawyers also, because you load men with burdens which they cannot bear, and you yourselves touch not the packs with one of your fingers.

23 Luke 11:47  
Woe to you who build the monuments of the prophets: and your fathers killed them.

24 Luke 11:52  
Woe to you lawyers, for you have taken away the key of knowledge: you yourselves have not entered in, and those that were entering in, you have hindered.

25 Luke 17:1  
And he said to his disciples: It is impossible that scandals should not come: but woe to him through whom they come.

26  Luke 21:23  
But woe to them that are with child, and give suck in those days; for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people.

27  Luke 22:22  
And the Son of man indeed goeth, according to that which is determined: but yet, woe to that man by whom he shall be betrayed.


The M+G+R Foundation comments: Do notice that there are no exceptions made - Kings and paupers alike; Popes and the lowliest of the faithful alike.

The only qualifier is: But he that knew not, and did things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. And unto whomsoever much is given, of him much shall be required: and to whom they have committed much, of him they will demand the more. [Luke 12:48]

Not a pretty picture for those who should know better.



Posted on August 2nd, 2011

Who has not heard.... the Roman Catholic Administration invoking the specter of ex-communication to control and manipulate Kings as well as individuals over the centuries?

If the targets of such threats had read the Scriptures, they would have promptly "thumbed their nose" at the Vatican and kept on going.

In Sunday's Mass Epistle we read:

Who then shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation? or distress? or famine? or nakedness? or danger? or persecution? or the sword? But in all these things we overcome, because of him that hath loved us. For I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor might, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. [Romans 8: 35-37]

A reading which is fully anchored on the Gospel of John:

My sheep hear my voice: and I know them, and they follow me. And I give them life everlasting; and they shall not perish for ever, and no man shall pluck them out of my hand.  That which my Father hath given me, is greater than all: and no one can snatch them out of the hand of my Father. [John 10: 27-29]

Of course, like any earthly organization, the Roman Catholic Church can (and has the right) expel a member from its rolls, but that is about all they can do. Membership in the Roman Catholic Church is not a requirement for Salvation (1), and it never was, nor will it ever be.

Ironically, it is the Roman Catholic Church Administration who has invoked their own “latae sententiaeâ€� excommunication against themselves. (Such excommunication is automatic, occurring at the moment of committing the offense for which canon law imposes that penalty). The Church Administration has been excommunicated (separated) from the true Mystical Body of Christ for centuries, for wanton betrayal and disregard of explicit Divine Laws and teachings of Jesus Christ (which are above any canon law).  If that were not enough, they have persistently caused scandal for the last 1600 years. Jesus is very clear about the consequences of scandal and what scandal symbolizes.

First...

Woe to the world because of scandals. For it must needs be that scandals come: but nevertheless woe to that man by whom the scandal cometh. [Matthew 18:7]

and then....

Who turning, said to Peter: Go behind me, Satan, thou art a scandal unto me: because thou savourest not the things that are of God, but the things that are of men. [Matthew 16:23]

Let us not forget that the Mystical Body of Christ is composed by those who are striving with every breath to do the Will of the Father...   

For whosoever shall do the will of my Father, that is in heaven, he is my brother, and sister, and mother. [Matthew 12:50]

...and no one else.

When will these disoriented souls realize that the moral of the story of the Emperor's Clothing applies to them? In many places in Spain - yes, "Super Catholic Spain" - people have even taken the Church authorities  to court, demanding that their names be erased from the Roman Catholic Church records.

For a laugh or a tear (depending on your mood at the time) take a look at the list of individuals (2) the Roman Catholic Church Administration has excommunicated over the centuries.

But remember.... DO NOT confuse the Pristine Catholic Faith (3) with the Scandalous Roman Catholic Church Administration (4). There is a difference, and that difference is what caused the Papacy of Albino Luciani - John Paul I - to last only 33 days. May those who have eyes, See, and ears, Hear!

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(1) There IS Salvation outside the Roman Catholic Church
(2)  Individuals Excommunicated by the Roman Catholic Church
(3) Pristine Catholic Faith
(4) RC Church Administration



Have you heard that....
even Israelis are demonstrating against their government because the financial squeeze on the middle class? (1)

Most municipal authorities have declared a one-day strike scheduled for Monday, in sympathy with popular protests spreading throughout Israel.

Municipalities will not be giving services to government offices or holding public office hours today, streets will not be cleaned and garbage will not be collected.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu redoubled efforts to douse growing protests spreading throughout the country Sunday, even as he faced a setback in the resignation of Finance Ministry Director General Haim Shani.


The M+G+R Foundation comments: Popular protests have had a participation in excess of one hundred and fifty thousand average citizens. Many have voiced, through European news services, their complaints that the gap between the poor and the rich elite is widening fast.

That is an economic problem that cannot be blamed "on the Jews", as seems to be customary amongst anti Semites.

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(1) News Report



Posted on August 1st, 2011

Do you wonder if.... all the hype associated with the comet Elenin is no more than a psy-op to focus the people's attention on something in one direction, while a truly significant event happens from another direction, where nobody expects it?

A frequent contributor from the scientific community has addressed this very serious issue so that we may share it with our readership. (Dr.) IW writes:

I have spent a few days looking into the blogosphere and youtube on the phenomenon of incoming Comet Elenin, and perhaps my observations might be of some interest.
 
NASA has a program by which people are able to generate the positions of the comet and the planets on any given date, through its passage in the solar system (1).  With this, numerous people have plotted alignments of Elenin with Earth and the sun, and made conclusions about past earthquakes that fall on those dates.  Among them were the Christchurch, NZ quake under 7.0, a large Chile quake of 9 or so, and most notoriously, the Japan quake, for which there was a now-famous youtube post by "9Nania" two days in advance of the quake, warning people to leave fault zones for the coming days, because of the alignment.  Regardless of the possible accuracy of that prediction, there never really were any alignments, because the program from NASA only shows a 2-D projection.  In reality, Elenin is below the plane of the solar system, and will cross the plane at perihelion.  So in 3 dimensions, it never aligned with Earth and sun.  Any coincidences are either accidents, or preternatural deceptions.  Looking at "9Nania" a little (2), she seems like a disturbed individual, who mixes esoteric beliefs with Christian ones. 
 
There is a more transparent charlatan by the name "Terral03" (3) who states unequivocally that Elenin is a brown dwarf that will flip the poles of the earth and cause wide destruction, and only by signing up with him, sending money most likely, and joining him in the limestone caves of the Ozarks, will one survive.  If one searches "Terral03" on youtube, there are pages of denunciations of him before one actually sees one of his videos. 
 
I then pursued a number of other leads, and became increasingly frustrated at the misleading nature of much of it.  Some examples: 
  • Over and over, I see someone starting with the drift in the magnetic poles, attributing it to the comet, then conflating it with axis shift, something entirely different.
  • One example of that, with a lot of attention (4), showing video of the sun rising at the Antarctic Neumayer station in early June, as proof of axis shift.  He conflates Neumayer station (at the coast, roughly at the Antarctic Circle) with Amundsen-Scott station, which is at the pole
  • Poor Leonid Elenin.  The man has done interviews on TV, showed ID, and still these people insist he doesn't exist because his name fits their codes too well  (ELE - extinction level event, from the movie "Deep Impact", NIN being some Sumerian goddess, and Leonid being the incoming direction of the comet)
  • The general level of scientific ignorance is staggering, which I will forgive, but what troubles me is how obvious most of the mistakes are, and how prevalent they are.  Even by American standards, it is suspiciously high (many of these people must surely know better)
  • Every detail is spun into proof of deception by government.  For example, the orbit of Elenin is plotted by NASA as a series of tangents rather than a smooth curve.  Nobody notices the straight line segments, but much is made of the fact there are "corners!  Everyone knows an orbit doesn't have corners".
  • Everyone urges preparation, mostly material.  Some urge prayer as an afterthought, but those are prayers of supplication, not reparation.
The overall consensus seems to be that the "alignments" in the past, happening at the same time as earthquakes, "prove" that it is not a comet but a brown dwarf/Nibiru/Hercolobus, etc.  Then they look to this fall, when the perihelion occurs September 11, the closest approach to Earth Sept. 26, and some more alignments through October and November.  Even these events and dates are swapped around a fair bit.  Information that would suggest it might not be as they say is simply disregarded, like an actual person (Mr. Eelenin) who they say can't exist. 
 
Based on what I've said above, why don't I just ignore this seemingly obvious hysteria?  Because it has evolved into such a cult belief, to the point of willful ignorance, that as a few enlightened people have suggested, it may be a psy-op.  That is, focus the people on something in one direction, while a truly significant event happens from another direction, where nobody expects it.  Speculation on what that might be spans the spectrum, but it need not be astronomical to be significant.  If something is planned for this fall, having everyone watching for the comet certainly does provide a perfect distraction while the plan is rolled out.  That warning is why I wanted to share this information.

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1.  http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=Elenin;orb=1;cov=0;log=0;cad=0#orb
2.  http://www.youtube.com/user/9Nania?blend=1&ob=5
3.  http://www.youtube.com/user/TerralO3
4.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzZC_X8Gtr0


The M+G+R Foundation comments: Indeed it is hard to believe that so much effort is invested in something that obviously is of no importance to humanity, unless there is a definite agenda behind it - such as a very effective psy-op.




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